Officer Decisions

County Treasurer - Mark Gayler

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for Investment Management Services (reference CPQ1184-15) following a direct call-off from Lot 3 of the Environment Agency LGPS Framework for the Supply of Actuarial, Benefits and Investment Advisory Services.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 6th July 2015 and expire on 19th September 2015

Organisation Name and Address:
Hymans Robertson LLP
Exchange Place One
1 Semple Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8BL

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier achieving the highest overall score within a best value tender (optimum combination of whole-life costs and quality) in line with the European Procurement Directives award procedure of Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A decision was made to use the Environment Agency LGPS Framework for the Supply of Actuarial, Benefits and Investment Advisory Services. The options considered were either a direct call-off with the highest ranked suppliers from Lot 3 or to carry out a mini-competition inviting all suppliers under Lot 3 to bid for the contract.
The decision was made that a direct call-off was more appropriate due to the short time-scales involved.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

No conflicts of interest in relation to this contract

Contact for enquiries/further information: Louise Baker, Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer, email: procure@devon.gov.uk , Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date: 6 July 2015

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