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Services - 448170-2018

13/10/2018    S198    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Salford: Processing and clearing services

2018/S 198-448170

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: HM Revenue and Customs
Postal address: 5th Floor west, Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Greta Akinoye/Liam Osborn
Telephone: +44 3000532848

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: Direct and indirect taxation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Cheque Processing Services

Reference number: SR174089354
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice is to alert interested parties that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is considering tendering for a partner (or partners) to support the scanning and processing of cheques, associated payslips and forms in order to extract data for onward processing within HMRC and via HMRC’s banking partners.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 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
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In the light of industry developments in the processing of cheque-based payments, HMRC is looking to implement a scanned image and data extraction solution to replace current data capture and management processes and allow industry-standard data to be passed to HMRC’s banking partners and relevant data to transfer directly into HMRC’s systems. Timeframe for implementation of the selected solution will be by end October 2019.

Market engagement will be in 2 parts:

— part 1 will be to set up a question and answer opportunity on our e-sourcing portal, which will allow interested parties to provide information on how best our outline requirements can be met. This information will be then used to further develop our requirement in readiness for a future tender exercise,

— part 2 will be to potentially hold a supplier day during week commencing 5.11.2018, but this is subject to change and confirmation.

II.2.14)Additional information

Parties who are interested in providing information across the e-sourcing portal and/or attending the supplier day will need to register on our SAP Ariba portal, as described below.

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:

HMRC use an HMRC version of SAP Ariba Sourcing. Suppliers using HMRC's Ariba for the first time, will need to register at: You may need to cut and paste the web address directly into your web browser. As part of the registration process you will receive a system generated email. Once you have obtained ‘your account ID (AN) number, please email with the following information: The contract title shown in Section II.1.1) Your organisation’s HMRC SAP Ariba account ID: AN. Online questionnaires must be completed no later than 12:00 on 2.11.2018, for those wishing to attend the supplier day.

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-20181010-PRO-13345633

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: