Services - 488909-2019

17/10/2019    S201

Finland-Helsinki: Custody services

2019/S 201-488909

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Valtion Eläkerahasto
National registration number: 1583293-4
Postal address: Mikonkatu 15 A
Town: Helsinki
Postal code: 00100
Country: Finland
Contact person: Tiina Tarma
Telephone: +358 295201200
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Governmental pension fund
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Custody services

Reference number: 19/00439
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66162000 Custody services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

VER is acquiring custody service that includes securities trade settlement and safekeeping, tasks related to corporate actions, income collection, possible proxy voting outside Finland, tasks related to tax withholding reclaims and possible additional services related to the service that could be acquired at a later stage (‘Service’). The securities in scope of the Service consist of fixed income investments, direct equity investments, exchange traded funds and REIT investments or other such investments. In addition, the service provider must have the ability to include other instrument types in the Service as they may be added to VER’s portfolio in the future. The service shall be implemented in close cooperation with VER and VER’s back office. The service shall be carried out as straight through process compatible with the current portfolio management and payment systems.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66110000 Banking services
66120000 Investment banking services and related services
66130000 Brokerage and related securities and commodities services
66160000 Trust and custody services
66172000 Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The more detailed description of the service is presented in Attachment 1. Attachment 2 includes information on holdings of VER on 31.12.2018, which are in the scope of the service. Attachment 1 Section 4 includes information of transactions during the last 3 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/02/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 30/06/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 29/11/2019
Local time: 12:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

All given dates and times are in local Finnish time.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Markkinaoikeus
Postal address: Radanrakentajantie 5
Town: Helsinki
Postal code: 00520
Country: Finland
Telephone: +358 295643300
Fax: +358 295643314
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: