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Display Tender RFT SS-04-2019 

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Professional Advisory Services State Purchase Contract
Issued By Department of Treasury and Finance
Request for Tender
Status:
Closed
Number:
RFT SS-04-2019
Contract Number
RFT SS-04-2019
UNSPSC
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services

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Description 

For the purposes of this Request for Tender (RFT), the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) represents the State of Victoria (State).

This RFT relates to the provision of services to the State. These services can be defined as professional advisory services (PAS). The existing PAS SPC is due to expire 31 August 2020 and the State seeks to establish a new PAS SPC upon this expiry. In conducting this RFT, the State seeks to obtain optimal value for money outcomes through a balanced benefit of procurement efficiencies in the professional advisory services industry, including competitive pricing, organisational capability, professional expertise and value-adds such as social procurement outcomes.

The PAS SPC will be established as a preferred supplier panel for an initial contract term of three years with two one-year extension options. It is intended that the new contract arrangement will commence on or around September 2020.

The State seeks the participation of and responses from suppliers who can comply with the requirements as set out in Part B - Specifications.

The State also seeks to identify suppliers who can demonstrate commitment and collaboration over the term of the contractual period to continuously seek improvements in value, efficiency and productivity for the mutual benefit of the State, State Purchasing Entities and Suppliers.

The State intends to achieve a value for money outcome from this RFT, which may result in limited allocation of suppliers on the panel.

UPDATE: 19 December 2019 - Please note: "PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers" has been updated with responses to the last questions. As the closing period has ended there will be no more updates made to this document from today.

Please also note as part of this update, addenda has been issued for the following:

  • Part C – Conditions of Participation – C.2.7 has been updated to remove a statement that suggest the State will only accept offers from incorporated entities. This clause will be updated as follows “The State will only enter into the Master Supply Agreement with a legal entity which has the capacity to enter into a binding contract. Only Tenderers that have the legal capacity to enter into a contract at the time of closing of Offers are eligible to submit an Offer in response to this RFT (e.g. sole traders, partnerships, corporations etc). Tenderers must provide proof of their legal status if requested by the State.”
  • Appendix A Pricing Proposal - Pricing columns for TAS-6 was inadvertently missed. These columns have been added to allow Tenderers to input pricing for TAS-6.

A friendly reminder to Tenderers that the closing time for this RFT is 2:00pm AEDST, Monday 23 December 2019. All Tender submissions must be lodged by the closing time on this website. After this time, the electronic submission function will automatically disappear and Tenderers will have no option on the website to submit their response.

Tenderers are advised to allow plenty of time for uploading and submission of their response on the website.

UPDATE: 16 December 2019 - Please note: "PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers" has been updated with responses to new questions. 

As specified in Part A of the RFT, the 'end of period for questions or requests for information' closes today 16 December 2019. Questions that have been submitted today will be responded to in the next Q&A upload. After today, there will be no more questions taken for this RFT.

Tenderers are reminded to regularly check this site for updates to this tender.

UPDATE: 12 December 2019 - Please note: "PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers" has been updated with responses to new questions. 

Tenderers are reminded to regularly check this site for updates to this tender.

UPDATE: 9 December 2019 - Please note: Part E – Appendix A Pricing Proposal has been replaced as an Addendum to correct 3 errors. This includes:

  • Pricing columns for CA-6 was inadvertently missed. These columns have been added to allow Tenderers to input pricing for CA-6.
  • FAS-2 was inadvertently referred to as ‘Service Provider Assessment’, however it should refer to ‘Tender Assessment’. This has been corrected and replaced with ‘Tender Assessment’.
  • An additional worksheet has been added to allow hourly and daily rate pricing for FAS-4.

All changes have been reflected in the ‘Instructions’ worksheet for guidance.

"PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers" has also been updated with responses to new questions. 

Tenderers are reminded to regularly check this site for updates to this tender.

UPDATE: 5 December 2019 - Please note Part E – Tenderer’s Response has been replaced as an Addendum to correct the error under section E.2.3 (d) Minimum Insurance Requirements. The second box inadvertently referred to Product Liability, however Product Liability is not applicable to this RFT. This has been updated to reflect Professional Indemnity. Tenderers should enter details of their Professional Indemnity in place of Product Liability and refer to the minimum insurance requirements referred to in Part B – Specifications and the table in Part E – Tenderer’s Response section E.2.3 (d). Other than this, there are no further changes to Part E - Tenderer's Response.

UPDATE: 2 December 2019 - Please note: Questions relating to this RFT will be compiled, anonymised, responded to and uploaded as an attachment titled "PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers". DTF will endeavour to update this document every Monday and Thursday until the closing period for questions on Monday 16 December 2019, with the final questions and answers uploaded by Thursday 19 December 2019. 

All questions should be emailed to pas.tender@dtf.vic.gov.au The online forum will be removed to avoid duplication. All questions that have been posted to date on the online forum has been captured and responded to in the attachment title  “PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers”. Note that some questions are similar in nature and may have been already responded to in other questions and therefore should be reviewed in its entirety.

Specification Documents 

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  • PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers - Updated 19 Dec 2019   
    • Version 1 (19/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Addendum 19 Dec 19 - Professional Advisory Services State Purchase Contract RFT Part A B C 2019   
    • Version 1 (19/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Addendum 19 Dec 2019 - PAS SPC RFT Part E 2019 - Appendix A Pricing Proposal   
    • Version 1 (19/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Addendum 5 Dec 2019 - PAS SPC RFT Part E 2019   
    • Version 1 (05/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC RFT Part D 2019   
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC RFT Part E 2019 - Appendix B Supplier Code of Conduct   
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC Supplier Industry Briefing 3 Dec 2019   
    • Version 1 (05/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • eLodgement Tips   
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download