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Title: Employee Benefits
Published by: Northern Gas Networks
Publication Date: 22/05/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) plan to extend the current contract for a 1 year period, a contract extension will be put in place with Benefex Ltd.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Northern Gas Networks

Northern Gas Operations Ltd 1100 Century Way


LS15 8TU


Contact person: Rebecca Rowley



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.6) Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Employee Benefits

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Northern Gas Networks currently offer benefits via an online portal called iBenefit, our colleagues reward and benefit scheme offering choices in benefits and savings. This delivers a mixture of voluntary benefits and additional incentives which the company are able to provide to all of its colleagues. NGN add new benefits and incentives each year/when available.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 50 847.25 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) plan to extend the current contract for a 1 year period, a contract extension will be put in place with Benefex Ltd.

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

Negotiated procedure without prior call for competition

Justification for selected award procedure:

Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the Directive


Northern Gas Networks (NGN) intend to extend the current contract for a 1 year period. The main reason for extending the contract is due to resource issues within the HR team as a result of Covid-19. HR staff are currently diverted by urgent requirements to deal with the Covid-19 issues and in addition, a new contract will need to be awarded in Autumn to allow enough time for implementation. This is not viable as HR envisage that they will be getting the business back to normal and dealing with return to work issues after Covid-19. The HR team will therefore not have time available to assist with the lengthy implementation of a new employee benefit solution at this time.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession


V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Benefex Ltd




The contractor is an SME: No

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 50 847.25 GBP

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 50 847.25 GBP

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 50 847.25 GBP

Total value of the concession/lot: 50 847.25 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Northern Gas Networks



VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This notice will be issued to the market for 10 days.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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IDTitleParent Category
75310000Benefit servicesCompulsory social security services

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