Services - 391194-2020

19/08/2020    S160

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Banking services

2020/S 160-391194

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Accelerated Payment Solutions

Reference number: RM6220
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66110000 Banking services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

A replacement of supplier early payment solutions RM6001. The aspiration is to deliver a commercial solution that offers a comprehensive suite of early payment solutions to the entire public sector. The overall solution is in its design phase and will include supply chain finance (SCF), dynamic discounting (DD) and will look to expand the list of services if the merits can be demonstrated for the public sector. The agreement will also seek to deliver ancillary services to public sector customers that will aid the implementation and or the maximisation of the benefits delivered.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 80 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

Accelerated Payment Solutions: Supply Chain Finance

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48440000 Financial analysis and accounting software package
48441000 Financial analysis software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
66113000 Credit granting services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CCS is focused on delivering an innovative and comprehensive early payment solution that covers all the needs of public sector customers. CCS wishes to work with the supplier base within the early payment market to ensure the solution is market leading. At this stage the possible requirements are broad with the core services of SCF and DD defined but with scope to include other areas such as employee early payment and ancillary services such as eInvoicing.

CCS seeks to hold comprehensive market engagement with further details below on how to register for the process.

Once they become available, the ITT documentation for this procurement may be freely accessed here:

II.2.14)Additional information

The authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and is considering the use of an eAuction.


Accelerated Payment Solutions: Dynamic Discount

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48440000 Financial analysis and accounting software package
48441000 Financial analysis software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
66113000 Credit granting services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Accelerated payment services will enable suppliers to choose to receive early payment for their invoices in exchange for a discount or charge against the invoice value.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the [proposed] structure of the [framework] structure, service lines or processes detailed in the lots from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers.

To participate in market engagement please email with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details:

1) organisation name,

2) contact name,

3) job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation),

4) contact phone number,

5) contact email,

6) organisation website link.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over [4 years].

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page [ for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

[The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official/Sensitive. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the [Accelerated Payment Solutions Framework Agreement] Schedule, ‘Security Requirement and Plan’, to meet [Accelerated Payment Solutions Framework Agreement] requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: