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Provision of Personal Accident and Life Insurance Broking Services (including Critical Illness and Terminal illness (life insurance only) cover) to Service Personnel (including Reserves).The Ministry of Defence (MOD) wishes to appoint a Contractor or ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, C&C,
Rm 2102, Level 2, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Contact person: DefComrclCC-HOCS1B
Telephone: +44 1412242716
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKI1

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.contracts.mod.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.contracts.mod.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Ministry of Defence
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Personal Accident Insurance and Life Insurance Broking Services For Service Personnel (including MOD Civil Servants on deployment).

Reference number: HOCS1B/00010
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66518100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Personal Accident and Life Insurance Broking Services (including Critical Illness and Terminal illness (life insurance only) cover) to Service Personnel (including Reserves).The Ministry of Defence (MOD) wishes to appoint a Contractor or Contractors (broker) to provide a Personal Accident and Life Insurance Scheme(s) tailored to the specific needs of Service personnel (including Reservists) and ex-Service personnel and MOD Civil Servants (deployment)for a period of five years plus an option to extend for a further period of up to 2 years. The Scheme(s) should include all brokerage and marketing services as appropriate. Options are also required for family cover for personal accident insurance and spouse/partner (nominated partner) cover for life insurance. There is a requirement for the inclusion under the Schemes for MOD Civil Servants; those on deployment whilst in support to operations. There are approximately 27 MOD Civil Servants on deployment currently.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 - Personal Accident Insurance,

Lot 2 - Life Insurance.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Personal Accident Insurance

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66518100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI1
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

LOT 1 - Personal Accident Insurance

The Contractor shall establish, market and deliver a Personal Accident Insurance Scheme tailored to the specific needs of Service Personnel (including Reservists), ex-Service Personnel and MOD Civil Servants on deployment. The contractor shall provide for policies which will deliver defined benefits based on agreed levels of cover. The provision of an appropriate level of personal injury cover (excluding death from natural causes) based on a selected number of units and will be available for purchase depending on individual need and extent of the financial commitment that the individual is prepared to make. The individual should be able to increase or decrease the number of units held at any time.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 80
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Any renewal will be for similar type of services.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Evaluation following completed Dynamic Pre Qualification Questionnaires (DPQQs).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Life Insurance

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66518100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI1
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

LOT 2 - Life Insurance

The Contractor shall establish, market and deliver an ‘All Risks’ Life Insurance Scheme tailored to the specific needs of Service Personnel (including Reservists), ex-Service Personnel and MOD Civil Servants (on deployment) and provide for policies which will deliver defined benefits based on agreed levels of cover. Members shall be able to increase or decrease the amount of cover they have within the Scheme limits, or leave the Scheme on written application to the Insurer. The minimum policy term will be 5 years and the maximum 25 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 80
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Any renewal will be for similar type of services.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/04/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 08/05/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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. The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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GO Reference: GO-2017310-DCB-9768739.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Rm 2102, Level 2, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412242716
E-mail:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Rm 2102, Level 2, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412242716
E-mail:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Rm 2102, Level 2, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412242716
E-mail:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/03/2017