Executive Leadership Recruitment Tender

Executive Leadership Recruitment Tender

It is anticipated that a number of permanent Chief Officer (Director and Head of Service) level vacancies will arise as part of the change process.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Recruitment services

2016/S 035-056650

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Contact point(s): Commercial and Procurement Services
For the attention of: Lynn Hemsley
EH8 8BG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314693543

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dundee City Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highland Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

Moray Council, The

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Orkney Islands Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stirling Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council

Forestry Commission Scotland

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Executive Leadership Recruitment.

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: United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

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)

The City of Edinburgh Council is working through a period of significant transformational change which will re-define and re-shape how services are delivered to ensure we are focussed on the priorities for Edinburgh’s residents and address the significant financial challenges we face. It is anticipated that a number of permanent Chief Officer (Director and Head of Service) level vacancies will arise as part of the change process. Therefore we require a contractor to undertake the talent attraction and support the appointment process for Chief Officials.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=432456

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79635000, 79000000, 75111100

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:

See tender documentation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is the intention of the City of Edinburgh Council that any Contract resulting from this Tender will be for a period of 1 year with 2 optional 12-month extensions (1 + 1 + 1).
The City of Edinburgh Council reserves the right to procure repeat requirements of a similar nature without any further call for
competition pursuant to Article 31(4)(b) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 14(1)(d)(ii) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.7.2016. Completion 30.6.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See tender documentation.

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: See tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Based on the Evaluation Panel’s assessment the 5 highest scoring suitable bidders will be shortlisted for Invitation to Tender. Where a tie occurs for fifth place, then all bidders in that place will be shortlisted.
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:

CT0233
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.3.2016

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

21.3.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

12.4.2016

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

See tender documentation.
Section I.2) Additional named contracting organisations
Contract will be accessible to Local Authorities within the UK.
The City of Edinburgh Council shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by Applicants and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.
(SC Ref:432456).
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: A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the Standstill period commencing on the next working day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.2.2016

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