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Services Restricted Procedure Notice

Services Restricted Procedure Notice

Services Restricted Procedure Notice


Services Restricted Procedure Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S) Official name: The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board acting on behalf of the General lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) for the UK and Ireland (Commissioner of Irish Lights, Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House), Postal Address: 84 George Street, Town: Edinburgh, Telephone: 0131 473 3100, E-mail: fional@nlb.org.uk, Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: Fiona Lynch, Commercial Manager, Postal Code: EH2 3DA, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0131 473 2436, General address of the contracting authority (URL): http://www.nlb.org.uk,, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL): http://nlb.g2b.info,,
I.1.1) Further information can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to As in I.1.
I.2.1) Type of contracting authority Body governed by public law
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) Main activity or activities
If 'other' please specify Provision of Aids to Navigation for UK and Ireland, including islands and adjacent seas
I.2.2) 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 by the contracting authority UK-Edinburgh: Actuarial Services
II.1.2) Service Category 27.
II.1.2.1) Main place of performance UK and Republic of Ireland
NUTS Code UK.
II.1.3) The notice involves A public contract
II.1.4) Information on framework agreement (if appropriate)

Number
OR, if applicable, maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged
II.1.4.1) Duration of the framework agreement (if appropriate)
Period in year(s)
OR month(s)
Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years
II.1.4.2) Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement (give figures only)
Estimated value excluding VAT
OR range: between
and
Currency
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) Actuarial Services for the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland pension schemes.Actuarial services.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 67240000-1.
II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes
II.1.8) Division into lots Yes
If yes, tenders should be submitted for one or more lots
Lot No
ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 1
Title: UK-Edinburgh: Actuarial Services - Existing Pension Arrangements
1) Short Description: Actuarial Services to support the GLAs existing pension arrangements.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 67240000-1.
3) Quantity or Scope: As detailed in the PQQ document.
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 48 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots: With an option to extend the contract by a further 48 months

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 2
Title: UK-Edinburgh: Actuarial Services - New provisions
1) Short Description: Actuarial Services to support new pension provision powers and help establish a funded pension scheme.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 67240000-1.
3) Quantity or Scope: As detailed in the PQQ document.
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: 92 or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots: The contract period will be agreed with the successful tenderer(s) up to a maximum of 8 years.

II.1.9) Variants will be accepted Yes
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable) Please refer to the PQQ document.
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between
and
Currency GBP
II.2.2) Options (if applicable) Yes
If yes, description of these options To extend Lot 1 by up to a further 48 months
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s)
Number of possible renewals (if any):
or Range: between
and
If known, in the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts: in month(s)
and/or days (from the award of the contract)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME PERIOD FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 48
And / or days
Or: Starting
And/or ending

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable)
III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded (if applicable)
Joint and several liability
This contract will be subject to Scots Law and the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts. No special legal form is required however each supplier will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance. If a group bid is accepted, the group must form itself into one single legally operating entity on acceptance.
III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which performance of the contract is subject (if applicable) Yes
If yes, description of particular conditions Northern Lighthouse Board's Conditions of Contract for the Purchase of Services
III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met In the first instance suppliers are asked to register their expressions of interest on www.delta-ets.com,, completing and then submitting their Select Certify company profile for publication to the system. This is free of charge. Once you have completed this company profile in full, please submit using the following response number: R-1321-1693 by 14:00 hours GMT on the 25th March 2008. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk on helpdesk@delta-ets.com or call 0845 270 7050 for further assistance. Should you require any assistance or instructions on how to complete your Select Certify, please contact the Delta Helpdesk in the first instance. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link on the Delta-ets homepage. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time. Please keep this USERNAME and PASSWORD secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) detailing all information required to be submitted with expressions of interest can be requested from the person named at I.1 but applicants must register as detailed above. A PQQ will be sent to all Suppliers who register their interest as detailed above. The PQQ document details the procedure for returning information and only completed PQQ's received by the closing date of 26 March 2008 at 14:00 hours GMT will be considered for an invitation to tender. If you have any queries on any aspect of this process please contact the person named at I.1.
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) In the first instance suppliers are asked to register their expressions of interest on www.delta-ets.com,, completing and then submitting their Select Certify company profile for publication to the system. This is free of charge. Once you have completed this company profile in full, please submit using the following response number: R-1321-1693 by 14:00 hours GMT on the 25th March 2008. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk on helpdesk@delta-ets.com or call 0845 270 7050 for further assistance. Should you require any assistance or instructions on how to complete your Select Certify, please contact the Delta Helpdesk in the first instance. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link on the Delta-ets homepage. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time. Please keep this USERNAME and PASSWORD secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) detailing all information required to be submitted with expressions of interest can be requested from the person named at I.1 but applicants must register as detailed above. A PQQ will be sent to all Suppliers who register their interest as detailed above. The PQQ document details the procedure for returning information and only completed PQQ's received by the closing date of 26 March 2008 at 14:00 hours GMT will be considered for an invitation to tender. If you have any queries on any aspect of this process please contact the person named at I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.3) Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) In the first instance suppliers are asked to register their expressions of interest on www.delta-ets.com,, completing and then submitting their Select Certify company profile for publication to the system. This is free of charge. Once you have completed this company profile in full, please submit using the following response number: R-1321-1693 by 14:00 hours GMT on the 25th March 2008. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk on helpdesk@delta-ets.com or call 0845 270 7050 for further assistance. Should you require any assistance or instructions on how to complete your Select Certify, please contact the Delta Helpdesk in the first instance. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link on the Delta-ets homepage. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time. Please keep this USERNAME and PASSWORD secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) detailing all information required to be submitted with expressions of interest can be requested from the person named at I.1 but applicants must register as detailed above. A PQQ will be sent to all Suppliers who register their interest as detailed above. The PQQ document details the procedure for returning information and only completed PQQ's received by the closing date of 26 March 2008 at 14:00 hours GMT will be considered for an invitation to tender. If you have any queries on any aspect of this process please contact the person named at I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable) No

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession Yes
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision The GLAs are required to comply with Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 17 - Retirement Benefits - under the terms of an Accounts Direction given by the UK Secretary of State for Transport with the consent of Her Majesty's Treasury, in accordance with Section 218(1) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (Section 664 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 for Ireland). FRS 17 requires work to be carried out by a "professionally qualified actuary".
III.3.2) Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted procedure.
IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators that will be invited to tender or to participate (when applicable)
Envisaged number of operators
Or Envisaged minimum number 6
and, if appropriate, maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This is detailed within the PQQ document.
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1) Award criteria (please tick the relevant box(es)) B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of: B2) the criteria as stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.
IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used No
If yes, additional information about electronic auction (if appropriate)
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1 File reference number attributed by the contracting entity (if applicable) GLA/ACT/0550
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract No
If yes:
IV.3.2.1) Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.2.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents 25/03/2008
Time: 14:00
Payable documents No
If yes, Price (give figures only):
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date 26/03/2008
Time 14:00
IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates 18/04/2008
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.8.1) Date, time and place
Date 26/03/2008
Time 14:30
Place (if applicable)
IV.3.8.2) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (if applicable) Yes
If yes, authorised persons NLB's Director of Finance and Commercial Manager or their appointed representatives

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable) Yes
If yes, estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2012 at the earliest if no contract extension options are taken
VI.2) CONTRACT(S) RELATED TO A PROJECT AND / OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS No
If yes, reference to project(s) and / or programme(s)
VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 08022211/01
VI.4) PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures Official name: Please refer to VI.4.2, Postal Address: , Town: , Telephone: , E-mail: , Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: , Country: , Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): , Address of the Buyer Profile (URL): ,
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.4.2 OR if need be, heading VI.4.3)
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Northern Lighthouse Board will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such information should be required from the person named at I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) and the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations (SI 2006 No. 1) 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) and the sheriff court, the Court of Session (Scotland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 22/02/2008


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