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UK-Chelmsford: Health insurance services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Chelmsford City Council
Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1245606606, Email: procurement@chelmsford.gov.uk, URL: www.chelmsford.gov.uk, URL: http://chelmsford.g2b.info/
Contact: Procurement, Attn: Chris Lay
Electronic Access URL: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MV5TD3324W
Electronic Submission URL: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MV5TD3324W

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Regional or local authority

I.3) Main activity:
General Public Services

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SERVICES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Health and Wellbeing Cashplan
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 6

Region Codes: UKH3 - Essex
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:The notice involves a public contract

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Health insurance services. The primary objective of this Invitation to Tender is to secure best value for a Service to enable Chelmsford City Council to offer a health cashplan `Health and Wellbeingż scheme to eligible employees.Chelmsford City Council is therefore only inviting tenders from suitably accredited and experienced companies who can provide evidence of current sound business viability, are fully qualified by all regulatory bodies for the provision of such a product and can demonstrate current capability and extensive experience in satisfying the scheme needs in a local government environment of providing a Health and Wellbeing Cashplan to approximately 850 staff members and children under the age of 18 or who are still in full time education that are permanently residing with the member of staff.. There is a scheme requirement for an option for staff to pay an additional monthly premium to upgrade their own cover or to upgrade to a policy to enable partners and children under the age of 18 or who are still in full time education to claim in their own right. ALL ACCESS TO THIS OPPORTUNITY AND ANY CORRESPONDENCE AND TENDER RESPONSE MUST BE MADE VIA THE DETAILS GIVEN IN SECTION VI.3 OF THIS NOTICE

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
66512200 - Health insurance services.


II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): No
II.1.8)Lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
II.1.9)Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No

II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The primary objective of this Invitation to Tender is to secure best value for a Service to enable Chelmsford City Council to offer a health cashplan `Health and Wellbeingż scheme to eligible employees.Chelmsford City Council is therefore only inviting tenders from suitably accredited and experienced companies who can provide evidence of current sound business viability, are fully qualified by all regulatory bodies for the provision of such a product and can demonstrate current capability and extensive experience in satisfying the scheme needs in a local government environment of providing a Health and Wellbeing Cashplan to approximately 850 staff members and children under the age of 18 or who are still in full time education that are permanently residing with the member of staff.. There is a scheme requirement for an option for staff to pay an additional monthly premium to upgrade their own cover or to upgrade to a policy to enable partners and children under the age of 18 or who are still in full time education to claim in their own right.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range between: 200,000 and 300,000
Currency: GBP


II.2.2)Options: No
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Further information may be required as set out in the relevant Invitation To Tender documents

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Further information may be required as set out in the relevant Invitation To Tender documents

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Subject to agreed Terms and Conditions

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: No
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of these criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documents
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documents

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender Documents
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession:
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: Yes
If yes, reference to relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
In accordance with the provisions of the Insurance Companies Act 1982 and any other statutory modifications thereof or EU equivalent
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service:
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: No
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
The criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: CL/2015/Cashplan
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

Date: 01/02/2015
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12:00
Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/02/2015
Time: 12:00
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in month(s): 6

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 02/02/2015
Time: 12:00
Place:
Chelmsford City Council


Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement: No
VI.2)Information about European Union funds:
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
VI.3)Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Chelmsford:-Health-insurance-services./MV5TD3324W

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MV5TD3324W
GO-20141212-PRO-6225410 TKR-20141212-PRO-6225409

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 12/12/2014

ANNEX A


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