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UK-Darlington: Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Student Loans Company
Memphis Building,, Lingfield Point, McMullen Road, Darlington, DL1 1RW, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1412433198, Email: susan_ayre@slc.co.uk
Contact: Susan Ayre
Main Address: https://www.slc.co.uk
NUTS Code: UKC13

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity:
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Childcare Grant Payment Services
Reference number: 2017/SLC/297

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
66172000 - Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services.


II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: Provision of 3rd Party Services to process the payment of Childcare Grants directly to Childcare providers

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 3,600,000

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
66172000 - Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKC13 - Darlington

Main site or place of performance:
Darlington


II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Provision of 3rd Party Services to process the payment of Childcare Grants directly to Childcare providers through an online portal.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Not Provided

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: Yes
Description of these options:The Student Loans Company reserves the right to extend the contract for up to a further 24 months, subject to satisfactory performance and available budget

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


II.2.14) Additional information: Not Provided


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the 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
Not Provided


IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: 2017-SLC-297
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 01/06/2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
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: 6

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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

Contractor (No.1)
Wider Plan Limited
11 - 16 Chestnut Court, Jill Lane, Sambourne, B96 6EW, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1527895548
Internet address: https://www.widerplan.com
NUTS Code: UKM82
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 4,000,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 3,600,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

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.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=332707603

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Student Loans Company
Memphis Building, Lingfield Point, McMullen Road, Darlington, DL1 1RW, United Kingdom
Internet address: www.slc.co.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 13/07/2018






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