Services - 405678-2018

18/09/2018    S179    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Miscellaneous services

2018/S 179-405678

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: Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Employee Benefits

Reference number: RM6133
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of employee benefits to be utilised by Central Government Departments and that will be available to all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education, devolved administrations, charities and other 3rd sector organisations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 260 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all employee benefits required by UK Central Government Departments, including those with locations overseas.

It is anticipated that the service will include a range of flexible voluntary and salary sacrifice benefits including, but not limited to:

— Childcare Vouchers

— Cycle to Work Scheme

— Employee Discounts

— Gym Membership

— Financial Well-being

— Low Emission Cars

— Payroll Giving

— Reward and Recognition Programme

The service will be required to be delivered through an on-line benefits portal with multi-media access. (The security of employee personal data will be subject to assurance by the CCS Senior Information Risk Officer).

The service must provide flexibility in the choice of benefits for employers with scope to include additional benefits and to enable personalisation of benefits for employees.

Please note the value at II.I.5 is an estimate that includes the face value of the vouchers and other benefits paid for by employees.

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:

This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the employee benefits market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during October 2018 with those suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting agreement. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing

To participate in market engagement please email with the following details:

1) Organisation name;

2) Contact name of the person attending the market engagement session;

3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation);

4) Contact phone number;

5) Contact email;

6) Organisation website link.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: