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Services for the recruitment of special constables.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
Wootton Hall, Northamptonshire
Contact point(s): The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
For the attention of: Paul Bullen
NN4 0JQ Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Northamptonshire Police Force
Police Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northamptonshire
NN4 0JQ Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Services for the recruitment of special constables.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northamptonshire.

NUTS code UKF2

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This project is designed to radically increase the number of voluntary Special Constables in Northamptonshire Police from the current level of approximately 420 Specials to at least 900 Special Constables by May 2016 through recruitment and marketing activities to be delivered by the successful applicant on a payments by results basis.
These recruitment and marketing activities form a part of wider project that seeks to completely alter the use, deployment and development of Special Constables as an integrated part of the future operating model of policing in Northamptonshire.
The wider project is also designed to ensure that the Special Constabulary better reflects the communities that it serves and as such there is a desire to increase the diversity of the Special Constables that the successful applicant will have the responsibility to recruit.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79000000, 79340000, 79341000, 79341100, 79341200, 79341400, 79342000, 79342100, 79342200, 79413000, 79414000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Possible 12 month extension of the contract or period as agreed by the parties.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require parent company or, other forms of, guarantee. Further details will be set out in the tender documentation as appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details are set out in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form, or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details are set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details are set out in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details are set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details are set out in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details are set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.2.2015 - 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
until: 30.6.2015
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

An information day is scheduled for 9:30 on 12.1.2014 at Northamptonshire Police Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ. Registration commences immediately upon issue of this notice and ends at 17:00 on 8.1.2015. Requests to attend this information day should be made to Paul Bullen at the address above or to

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to change without notice the process for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract, to terminate the process and not to award a contract at any time without any liability on its part. No contract will be created between the Contracting Authority and any party until a contract is executed between the Contracting Authority and the winning tenderer.
The services required by the Contracting Authority fall within Part B to Schedule 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) and consequently the Contracting Authority is voluntarily advertising the contract opportunity in the Official Journal of the European Union. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open Procedure’ as defined by the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be in English and must be priced in sterling.
The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs (including any third party costs fees or expenses) incurred by those expressing an interest in, participating or tendering for this contract opportunity.
Any agreement entered into will be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeals to be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
2.1.2015