Merchant Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Bristol
4th Floor, Augustine's Courtyard, Orchard Lane
Bristol
BS1 5DS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Martyn Dean
Telephone: +44 1173940653
E-mail: martyn.dean@bristol.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.bristol.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.bris.ac.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://tenders.bris.ac.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Merchant Services

Reference number: Fin-0318-002-PC_823
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66172000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The University is seeking a provider of merchant services for processing, authorisation and settlement of the University’s debit and credit transactions via all payment channels including:

— customer present (Chip and PIN / contactless payments),

— customer not present (mail order / telephone order) and online (e-commerce).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University is seeking a provider of merchant services for processing, authorisation and settlement of the University’s debit and credit transactions via all payment channels including:

— customer present (Chip and PIN / contactless payments),

— customer not present (mail order / telephone order) and online (e-commerce).

The successful Supplier will be expected to provide a high level availability of the service and add value through an effective support.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract period will be for 5 years with an option to extend for a maximum of a further 2 years. The contract period indicated in II.2.7 assumes that the option to extend is exercised in full.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Open 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: yes
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: 08/10/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Date: 08/10/2018
Local time: 12:01
Place:

Bristol

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Persons with the required level of access on the e-tendering portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Bidders have the right to appeal as set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Proceedings under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are time limited and any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/09/2018