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The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is to provide tenderers with an opportunity to put forward a proposal for a Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme for the provision of cycles and associated safety equipment.The proposed contract period is for ...

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Merseyside Police
Procurement, Merseyside Police HQ, Canning Place
Contact point(s): Mrs Jackie McNulty
For the attention of: Mrs Jackie McNulty
L1 8JX Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1517771929
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1517771935

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.merseypoliceauthority.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.bluelight.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The main place of performance is in the North West Region. The contract will be available to use by North West Police Forces, consisting of Cheshire Constabulary, Cumbria Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Merseyside Police, North Wales Police. It will also be available for use by the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

NUTS code UKD

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is to provide tenderers with an opportunity to put forward a proposal for a Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme for the provision of cycles and associated safety equipment.
The proposed contract period is for three years, commencing on 1.6.2012, with an option for a further two twelve month extensions. The contract is for a service provision to salaried Police officers and Police staff, excluding none salaried staff, for example, Special Constabulary officers. This contract will be available for use by the North West Region Police Forces, consisting of Cheshire Constabulary, Cumbria Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Merseyside Police, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
The requirement is for the provision of a Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme to all named parties above. The Contractor will be responsible for the implementation and full administration of the service as identified in the specification. The Contractor will be responsible for assessing each applicant to ensure that the eligibility criteria are met. Following the recent ruling in the case of Astra Zeneca v HMRC, none of the above named parties will be offering staff the benefit of zero VAT. The benefit will be restricted to savings in income tax and National Insurance Contributions.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000, 98330000, 98334000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Lowest offer 500 000 and highest offer 1 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Customer Service. Weighting 28
2. Communication and Marketing. Weighting 15
3. Application Process. Weighting 15
4. Invoicing and Payroll. Weighting 15
5. Company Information Questionnaire. Weighting 14
6. Relationship Management. Weighting 3
7. Management Information. Weighting 3
8. Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery. Weighting 3
9. Implementation Strategy. Weighting 2
10. Exit Strategy. Weighting 1
11. Price. Weighting 1
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
MPA/PD/015
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 33-053706 of 14.2.2012

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: MPA/PD/015 Lot title: Payroll Services.
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
26.6.2012
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 6
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Halfords Ltd
Icknield Street Drive Washford West Redditch Worcestershire
B98 0DE
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 1527513601
Fax: +44 1527513055

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Lowest offer 500 000 and highest offer 1 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Merseyside Police Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point.
Information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26.6.2012