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Title: School Payroll and HR Admin Services
Published by: Cumbria County Council
Publication Date: 26/08/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Contract Award Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

The Council plans to establish a framework of suppliers who can offer an effective, timely and cost effective Payroll and HR administration service to non-cheque book maintained schools in Cumbria.

Currently there are 180 schools who plan to initially use this framework which are predominantly primary schools and range in size of staffing numbers however numbers may change subject to individual school needs.

It is envisaged that a maximum of four suppliers will be awarded onto the framework. Please note that any supplier scoring less than 50 % of the quality marks available will not be awarded a place on the framework.

Further competitions will be conducted under the framework by individual schools (or by the Council on behalf of individual schools) and these will be awarded on price alone.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate

Carlisle

CA1 1RD

UK

Contact person: Mrs Michelle James

Telephone: +44 1228221743

E-mail: michelle.james@cumbria.gov.uk

NUTS: UKD1

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

School Payroll and HR Admin Services

Reference number: DN474002

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Council plans to establish a framework of suppliers who can offer an effective, timely and cost effective Payroll and HR Administration Service to Non-Cheque Book Maintained Schools in Cumbria.

Currently there are 180 schools who plan to initially use this framework which are predominantly primary schools and range in size of staffing numbers however numbers may change subject to individual school needs.

It is envisaged that a maximum of four suppliers will be awarded onto the framework. Please note that any supplier scoring less than 50 % of the quality marks available will not be awarded a place on the framework.

Further competitions will be conducted under the framework by individual schools (or by the Council on behalf of individual schools) and these will be awarded on price alone.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Lowest offer: 900 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 1 230 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKD1

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Council plans to establish a framework of suppliers who can offer an effective, timely and cost effective Payroll and HR administration service to non-cheque book maintained schools in Cumbria.

Currently there are 180 schools who plan to initially use this framework which are predominantly primary schools and range in size of staffing numbers however numbers may change subject to individual school needs.

It is envisaged that a maximum of four suppliers will be awarded onto the framework. Please note that any supplier scoring less than 50 % of the quality marks available will not be awarded a place on the framework.

Further competitions will be conducted under the framework by individual schools (or by the Council on behalf of individual schools) and these will be awarded on price alone.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion: Quaity / Weighting: 65

Price / Weighting:  35

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 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

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:

2020/S 071-170000

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: DN474002

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2 Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

12/06/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 9

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 4

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 9

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: Yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Capita Business Services Ltd

London

UK

NUTS: UKI

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

North Yorkshire County Council

Northallerton

UK

NUTS: UKE2

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Strictly Education Ltd

Milton Keynes

UK

NUTS: UK

The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Lowest offer: 900 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 1 230 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the authority's supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. The contracting authority reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.

The framework is for 41 months. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this contract.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court of England

London

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/08/2020


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Main Contact: michelle.james@cumbria.gov.uk
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