Norfolk County Council will lead a multi-provider framework agreement that will see 14 Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds share actuarial services, benefits and governance consultancy services.
The council's tender was listed last week (22 January) in its capacity as the administering authority of the Norfolk Pension Fund.
The local authorities of Wolverhampton, Essex, Flintshire, Tameside, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Hampshire, South Tyneside, Middlesbrough and Surrey, along with the Environment Agency Pension Fund and the London Borough of Hackney make up the agreement.
Under current regulations, the national LGPS frameworks can only be let for a maximum of four years, with the framework for the actuarial and benefits consultancy services most recently re-let in 2016.
A Norfolk County Council spokeswoman said: "The National LGPS Frameworks enable the LGPS to efficiently and effectively access high-quality value for money services and an important principle is that this is a not-for-profit programme, and that all users of the frameworks benefit equally.
"Building on the success of these frameworks, it has been decided to let another multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of actuarial services, benefits and governance consultancy services."
It has been outlined that the provision of the services will be to "support specialist projects" for the LGPS funds with the framework also open to any other LGPS administering authorities and the board of the Pension Protection Fund.
The framework will be let for a further period of four years.
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