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The Strategic HR Services framework (3S_18) will offer customers a wide range of recruitment and HR services, to include; 1. Executive and Managerial - Interims, 2. Executive and Managerial - Search and Recruitment, ...

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr David Maylin
Telephone: +44 1162944005
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.espo.org/

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: local authority services

Section II: Object

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

3S_18 Strategic HR Services.

Reference number: 3S_18
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Strategic HR Services framework (3S_18) will offer customers a wide range of recruitment and HR services, to include;

1. Executive and Managerial - Interims,

2. Executive and Managerial - Search and Recruitment,

3. Assessment and Testing Services,

4. Outplacement and Career Transition Services,

5. Recruitment Process Outsourcing,

6. HR Transactional Services.

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

To express an interest: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity ‘3S_18’, (d) Express an interest.

Please note this is a Prior Information Notice and tender documentation is not available yet.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Executive and Managerial - Interims

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot provides access to quality assured resource of senior level executive and managerial staff on a temporary basis to help deliver business or service delivery continuity to a function or project.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 42 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Executive and Managerial - Search and Recruitment

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for customers who wish to access expert recruitment services specialising in senior level executive and managerial permanent appointments.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Assessment & Testing Services

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot provides customers with access to a choice of quality assured external specialists to assist in identifying appropriate talent and taking forward deployment and development initiatives.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Outplacement and Career Transition Services

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot provides customers with access to a range of services to support outplacement and career transition to assist with transition from an existing post to an alternative position/career.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot provides customers with access to high quality and cost effective recruitment process outsourcing services.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

HR Transactional Services

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot provides customers with access to a range of Transactional HR Services e.g. DBS checking, which can be offered independently or flexibly as a package of services.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2018
End: 30/04/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

ESPO are inviting suppliers to participate in a ‘Request for Information’ (RFI) process in August 2017, which is intended to assist in making this 3S framework not only fit for our customers purpose, but also to work for our suppliers. Once you have expressed an interest in this opportunity, please download the RFI documentation from the portal and return as directed.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
13/11/2017

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)Description
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom

Internet address:www.espo.org

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/08/2017