AVCs: 0782 AVC's Salary Sacrifice - Early Market Engagement

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Notice Summary
Title: 0782 AVC's Salary Sacrifice - Early Market Engagement
Notice type: Prior Information Notice
Authority: AVCs
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Not applicable
Short Description:
Published: 25/03/2019 15:52

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UK-Chelmsford: Pension services.

Preliminary Questions
   This notice is for prior information only: Yes
   This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
   This notice is a call for competition: No
Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
       Essex County Council
       County hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM11QH, United Kingdom
       Email: Janet.Tindall@essex.gov.uk
       Contact: Janet Tindall
       Main Address: www.essex.gov.uk
       NUTS Code: UKH3
      Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
   The contract involves joint procurement: No.
   The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes .

I.3) Communication          
   Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

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 - 1
   II.1.1) Title: 0782 AVC's Salary Sacrifice - Early Market Engagement    
          Reference number:
   II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:       
      66520000 - Pension services.
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
   II.1.4) Short description:    
      Essex County Council (ECC) is exploring the option of offering a Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) benefit scheme to employees. In order to implement this, ECC is looking for a fully managed solution (including a compliant system) to facilitate the administration of this scheme.
The online system will be expected to manage the employee application process, provide an employee account overview of ongoing contributions, minimise administration for the Authority and increase employee engagement.

ECC would expect the Provider of the solution to maintain appropriate links with all stakeholders, such as Prudential and Standard Life, ensuring compliance with legislation and all parties’ procedures.

By offering this benefit, the Authority aims to maximise National Insurance savings for both employee and employer through a salary sacrifice arrangement.          
   II.1.5) Estimated total value: Not Provided
   II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No          
      Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided       
      The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description    
   II.2.3) Place of performance:       
      Region Codes:               
         UKH3 - Essex    
   II.2.4) Description of the procurement:       
      ECC would like to invite key suppliers from the market, to submit details of their managed service that can deliver the requirement outlined by the Authority in this PIN.
Please send the details to janet.tindall@essex.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on Friday 12 April 2019.
Upon receipt of your email the Authority will review the information provided and may come back to you with any questions or queries.    
   II.2.14) Additional information          
      Please note, as this is a PIN for Early Market Engagement, and the fields for 'Estimated date of publication', 'Period of work start date' and 'Period of work end date' are mandatory, token dates were entered. Essex County Council will feed in the output from this Early Market Engagement to the wider salary sacrifice review.    

II.3) Estimated Date of publication
Section IV: Procedure   

IV.1) Description       
   IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
         The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information    
VI.3) Additional Information:       
   To view this notice, please click here:
GO-2019325-PRO-14574319 TKR-2019325-PRO-14574318        

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 25/03/2019

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