Executive Search and Selection Notice
Professional areas: Finance, Human Resources, Change, Planning.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Recruitment services
Simplified contract notice on a dynamic purchasing system
This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 4/04 Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square
Contact point(s): Please refer to Section VI.1 (Additional Information) which clarifies the procedure regarding access to and submission of tender documentation
For the attention of: Gemma Warren
BS1 6PN Bristol
Telephone: +44 3034445581
General address of the contracting authority/entity: http://www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/ps-2014-es-services
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-buyer/procurement-pipeline/recruitment-services-dynamic-purchasing-system
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Short description of the specific contract:
— Placement services of personnel;
— Staff development services;
— Career guidance services.
For positions that cannot be filled through internally managed routes, either Civil Service Resourcing (on behalf of civil service departments) or the Planning Inspectorate, we may look to engage the services of external suppliers to support the recruitment process.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79600000, 79610000, 79633000, 79634000
II.5)Quantity or scope of the specific contract:
Information and Communications Technology
Knowledge and Information
Programme and Project Management
It is anticipated that the successful eternal supplier will be able to recruit staff at all levels from middle management to Chief Executive
It is anticipated that the successful eternal supplier will recruit a Finance Director on behalf of the Planning Inspectorate, commencing the process in October/November 2015
Any procurement exercises to support filling the above positions will be offered to suppliers via the Executive Search and Assessment Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
Therefore, if not already done so, any organisations wishing to compete for the above or future opportunities must first of all apply to be accepted onto the DPS.
Details of how to apply to join the Dynamic Purchasing System can be found at VI.1 (Additional Information). For information, to be included in any procurement opportunity for the above mentioned post your DPS application must reach us no later than 3.7.2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 and 100 000 GBP
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:
IV.2.2)Previous publication (Contract Notice) providing more information about the dynamic purchasing system
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 39-065129 of 25.2.2014
IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract
IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
The Planning Inspectorate is using the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing (e-Tendering) tool for this DPS on behalf of CS Resourcing. Consequently formal applications are to be submitted by completing an on-line Questionnaire. Information about the e-Sourcing tool/application can be obtained from
Economic operators who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access the on-line Questionnaire (Indicative Tender (bid)). If an email response is not received please check your spam filters.
Applications not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. (When requesting access to the online Questionnaire, please notify the Authority if you have any accessibility issues (disabilities), which may prevent you from providing a high quality response using the e-sourcing tool/application. All communications shall be in English. Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from the DPS will be considered as a contract made in England according to English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The Authority does not bind itself to accept any Indicative Tender (bid) and reserves the right to accept any part of the Indicative Tender (bid) unless the tenderer expressly stipulates to the contrary. The Race Relations Act 1976, as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 (RRA), gives the Authority a statutory duty to promote race equality. In order to fully comply with its duty under the RRA, the Authority will take steps to ensure that its procurement activity and resulting contracts also promote race equality.
The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the DPS process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the competition; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. There can be no guarantee of subsequent call-off contracts being awarded, any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgment of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this DPS will form a separate contract under the scope of this DPS between the supplier and the specific requesting other Contracting Body.
The Authority has established a DPS for use by the following Contracting Bodies and UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these bodies) Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
The government departments detailed in the following list are likely to use the DPS, which includes ‘the Ministry of Defence and its agencies, trading funds and non departmental public bodies’ as well as any other UK government department listed in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Public Sector Classification Guide, which is updated monthly and can be found at the following link:
The Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SME’s). However the evaluation of Indicative Tender (bid)s will be based solely on the criteria set out for the DPS.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Royal Mail Group plc.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
UK Hydrographic Office.
Forensic Science Service.
Actis Capital LLP.
CDC Group plc.
Working Links Limited.
British Waterways Authority.
Covent Garden Market Authority.
QEII Conference Centre.
Northern Ireland Water.
National Parks Authorities.
Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT.
Police Forces in the United Kingdom.
Fire and Rescue Services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
NHS Bodies England including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts, including Ambulance Trusts. (There is also a drill down to NHS Doctors making them ‘easily identifiable’).
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations).
Third Sector and Charities.
Scottish Public Bodies.
Scottish Local Authorities.
Scottish Agencies, NDPBs.
Scottish NHS Bodies.
Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies.
Scottish Fire and Rescue.
Scottish Housing Associations.
The Scotland Office.
Scotland Citizens Advice.
Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities.
NHS Wales GP Practices.
NI Public Bodies.
Northern Ireland Government Departments.
Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities.
Schools in Northern Ireland.
Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.
Health and Social care in Northern Ireland.
Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Citizens Advice Northern Ireland
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