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North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for and on behalf of NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (STCCG) and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton - on -Tees CCG (HAST) who wish to procure the services of a recruitment organisation ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS South Tees CCG
North Ormesby Health Village, 14 Trinity Mews
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKC12

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House
TS17 6BL
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKC12

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: recruitment and employment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

International GP Recruitment Service for NHS South Tees and Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees CCGs.

Reference number: NECS281
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for and on behalf of NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (STCCG) and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton - on -Tees CCG (HAST) who wish to procure the services of a recruitment organisation that has a proven history of successful international General Practitioner (GP) recruitment.

The CCGs are anticipating that the service provider will recruit 20 GPs from within the European Union (EU) (but external to the UK) to work on a permanent basis recruiting 10 GP appointments for each CCG locality.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC12
NUTS code: UKC11
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aims of the service are:

1) Recruitment, screening and selection (including all pre-employment checks and obtaining references) of GP candidates based upon a job specification and the GMC requirements for working as a GP in the UK.

2) Delivery of a robust education, training and assessment package for the GPs including training and assessment of candidates in English and clinical language skills, NHS processes and procedures and integration into British culture in order to satisfy GMC requirements.

3) Facilitation and completion of all training and registration requirements for the GMC and National Performers List including the National Induction & Refresher (I&R) Scheme.

4) Support to the GPs and their families including the identification of local accommodation, location of schools, nurseries, spousal employment advice (as necessary and appropriate) to support the individuals to firmly settle in their role and ensure a positive resettlement experience in the UK.

The service is to commence from 01 November 2017 for an expected duration of 18 months.

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: 18
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The is an option to extend the contract for a period of 3 months at the discretion of the Contracting Authorities.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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.1.1)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: 29/08/2017
Local time: 09:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 29/08/2017
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authority must consider:

How what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of South Tees and Hartlepool & Stockton - on -Tees and how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing the improvement. This will be tested via the response to the tender.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential bidders and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the PROACTIS portal

The tender questionnaire and all relevant documentation associated with this offer can be accessed via the above link after 12:00 noon on 28.7.2017.

It is free to register on the portal, and it can be accessed at any time of day providing you have a working internet connection. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal; they should contact the PROACTIS helpdesk via:


The helpdesk is open Monday - Friday between 9:00 am - 17:30 pm.

Please note the deadline for submission of all tender returns is 9:00 hrs on 29.8.2017.

(MT Ref:200511).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
North of England Commissioning Support Unit
Teesdale House, Thornaby
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1642746911

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authorities will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Regulation 95 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No:102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Royal Courts of Justice - The High Court
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: