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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Employee Benefits
237458-2019
Crown Commercial Service
22 May 2019
19 June 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority aims to appoint a single supplier (or a group of economic operators with a lead contact), to provide a range of employee benefits across UK public sector authorities via an Online Employee Benefits Platform. The Framework Agreement shall include the following core benefits:— Childcare Voucher Scheme,— Cycle to Work Scheme,— Reward and Recognition,— Payroll Giving Scheme,— Employee Discounts,— Discounted Gym Membership,— Technology and Smartphone Discounts,— Financial Wellbeing, and— Green Car Scheme.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

UK

Telephone: +44 3450103503

E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to 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

II.1.1) Title

Employee Benefits

Reference number: RM6133

II.1.2) Main CPV code

98300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority aims to appoint a single supplier (or a group of economic operators with a lead contact), to provide a range of employee benefits across UK public sector authorities via an Online Employee Benefits Platform. The Framework Agreement shall include the following core benefits:

— Childcare Voucher Scheme,

— Cycle to Work Scheme,

— Reward and Recognition,

— Payroll Giving Scheme,

— Employee Discounts,

— Discounted Gym Membership,

— Technology and Smartphone Discounts,

— Financial Wellbeing, and

— Green Car Scheme.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 380 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

18530000

30200000

32000000

32250000

34000000

66000000

75310000

75340000

79000000

79342321

85312310

92000000

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 and the wider public sector.

The service will be required to be delivered through an online 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.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) registering for access.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

CCS may also assess whether the selection criteria (in respect of III.1.3) technical and professional ability), as set out in the procurement documents, is met on request from a Framework Agreement user prior to the proposed conclusion of a call-off contract with a value in excess of 20 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 179-405678

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/06/2019

Local time: 15:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/06/2019

Local time: 15:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The value provided in Section II.1.5 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Framework Agreement.

As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/348c1298-e7e5-46a6-87f6-37cae89998b2

1) Contract Notice Transparency Information for the Agreement;

2) Contract Notice Authorised Customer List;

3) Rights Reserved for CCS Framework;

4)Lot Structure and Number of Awards (if applicable).

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

To register, you will need to:

1) Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Select the link ‘I am a new supplier user’;

3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;

4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:

— the full legal name of your organisation,

— your company registration number,

— your DUNS number — a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun&Bradstreet,

— user and contact details.

Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the Invitation to Tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via ‘User Management’ > ‘Manage Users’ > ‘Users’ > ‘Create’.

Expressing an interest:

To express your interest in this procurement:

1) Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs Open to All Suppliers;

3) On the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;

4) Click on Express Interest at the top of the next screen;

5) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at help@bravosolution.co.uk or call 08000698630.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

UK

E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/05/2019