Services - 574075-2020

27/11/2020    S232

United Kingdom-Norwich: Actuarial services

2020/S 232-574075

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Postal code: NR1 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Ward
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Multi Provider Framework Agreement for the Provision of Actuarial Services, Governance and Administration Support and Consultancy Services.

Reference number: NCCT40954
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66519600 Actuarial services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66522000 Group pension services
66523000 Pension fund consultancy services
66141000 Pension fund management services
75320000 Government employee pension schemes
66131100 Pension investment services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

Norfolk County Council, on its own behalf and on behalf of Cumbria County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, London Borough of Hackney, the Environment Agency, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, City of Wolverhampton Council (the ‘Founding Authorities’) has let a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of Actuarial, Benefits and Governance Consultancy Services primarily in support of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

The services covered by this procurement are split into four lots.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 48
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 131-236723

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: NCCT40954
Title:

Multi Provider Framework Agreement for the Provision of Actuarial Services, Governance and Administration Support and Consultancy Services

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
30/06/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Aon Hewitt Ltd
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Barnett Waddingham LLP
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM82 Glasgow City
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Hymans Robertson LLP
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM82 Glasgow City
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Iseran Bidco Ltd
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Mercer Ltd
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UKD72 Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Paymaster (1836) Ltd t/a Equiniti
Town: Crawley
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 25 000 000.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The extension applies to all four lots of the framework.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/11/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
66519600 Actuarial services
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66522000 Group pension services
66523000 Pension fund consultancy services
66141000 Pension fund management services
75320000 Government employee pension schemes
66131100 Pension investment services
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council, on its own behalf and on behalf of Cumbria County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, London Borough of Hackney, the Environment Agency, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, City of Wolverhampton Council (the ‘Founding Authorities’) has let a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of actuarial, benefits and governance consultancy services primarily in support of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

The services covered by this procurement are split into four lots.

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 60
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Following the procurement policy note — responding to Covid-19 issued by the cabinet office in March 2020 the framework has been extended by an additional 12 months. The extension of this framework agreement has satisfied the conditions of Regulation 72(1). The framework agreement will expire on 30 June 2021.

VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 350 000 000.00 GBP
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Aon Hewitt Ltd
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Barnett Waddingham
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM82 Glasgow City
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Hymans Robertson LLP
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM82 Glasgow City
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Iseran Bidco Ltd
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Mercer Ltd
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UKD72 Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Paymaster (1836) Ltd t/a Equiniti
Town: Crawley
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

All four lots of this framework agreement are to be extended by a further 12 months. The framework agreement will expire on 30 June 2021. The maximum duration of contracts let under the framework remains unchanged.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for modification brought about by circumstances which a diligent contracting authority/entity could not foresee (Art. 43(1)(c) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(c) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(c) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the circumstances which rendered the modification necessary and explanation of the unforeseen nature of these circumstances:

The need for modification is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which could not reasonably have been foreseen.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP