Dienstleistungen - 428485-2019

12/09/2019    S176

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Corporate finance and venture capital services

2019/S 176-428485

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
E-mail: CFS2procurement@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
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

Corporate Finance Services 2

Reference number: RM6169
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66122000 Corporate finance and venture capital services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of corporate finance services to be utilised by central government departments and all other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education, devolved administrations and charities.

The proposed agreement will be the recommended corporate finance solution for the UK Public Sector and will look to deliver value for money to the taxpayer when delivering corporate finance requirements whether for transactional or advisory services.

The commercial solution at this stage will consist of 2 lots, 1 for the delivery of corporate finance advisory services and a second for specific transactional corporate finance activity.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

Corporate Finance Advisory Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66170000 Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services
66171000 Financial consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The lot is to provide advisory services related to the corporate finance requirements of public sector organisations.

II.2.14)Additional information

Corporate Finance Transactional Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66121000 Mergers and acquisition services
66130000 Brokerage and related securities and commodities services
66131000 Security brokerage services
66172000 Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide public sector customers including HM Treasury an efficient and agile route to market for the delivery of transactional corporate finance services. Services will include the buying and selling of financial instruments on behalf on the public sector.

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 (PIN) supersedes the one held at OJEU Document Number 2019/S 141-347396, Notice Reference 2019-041656 due to amendments in the following paragraph.

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed content and structure of the corporate finance services 2 framework from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers.

Prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the corporate finance market.

To participate in market engagement please email: CFS2procurement@crowncommercial.gov.uk 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.

Please see the Corporate Finance Services 2 webpage for further updates.

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 [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

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 date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccsagreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:

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 the procurement for the corporate finance services 2, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

The bidder may be awarded a framework 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. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: