Executive Search Invitation to Quote

Executive Search Invitation to Quote

The appointed search and recruitment firm will be required to deliver search requirements for the vacancies in order for the successful applicants to be appointed at various stages throughout 2017.

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

12 June 2017

Closing date

23 June 2017

Contract start date

11 July 2017

Contract end date

31 October 2017



**Please do not respond directly to the Buyer. Note that this tender will close at 11:00am 23/06/17**
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are seeking an organisation to deliver an Executive Search service for 3 Executive Chair roles for UKRI. The appointed search and recruitment firm will be required to deliver search requirements for the vacancies in order for the successful applicants to be appointed at various stages throughout 2017.
These posts are not currently regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA). However, the campaign process will still aim to follow the best practice according to those appointment principles.

The successful organisation will be required to undertake the following work:
• Attend planning meetings and discuss search and campaign requirements with the Independent Panel Member(s), both appointment teams and other key stakeholders
to agree the search, advertising strategies and timetable;
• Provide search and selection services ensuring a strong and diverse field of candidates;
• Give support and advice on the preparation of recruitment documents and ensure applicant packs are made available in alternative formats if requested;
• To respond to requests for applications via post and e-mail. To receive, log and acknowledge applications about the post and answer any queries by email or telephone;
• Advise on advertising text and negotiating with media on prices for placing external adverts, plus placing advert; and bringing the advert to the attention of names of potential applicants (the team are considering the following publications/websites for advertisements: Times and any other publications/websites which are relevant to the vacant position;
• Provide weekly campaign updates and statistics on the search and selection, including diversity; and
• Attend a wash up meeting after the advertisement closes to discuss the pool of candidates and debrief.

Proposed project process timetable:
• Campaign to go live – early July 2017
• Sift – Late August 2017
• Appointment to be confirmed – October / November 2017


About the buyer


Polaris House




Other information


PS17122 ITQ Invitation to Quote Q’s

PS17122 ITQ Invitation to Quote Q’s approved.pdf

PS17122 ITQ Invitation to Quote

PS17122 ITQ Invitation to Quote approved.pdf

PS17122-S1-Services purchasing contract

PS17122-S1-Services purchasing contract approved.pdf

PS17122 AW5.2 Price Schedule

PS17122 AW5.2 Price Schedule.xlsx

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How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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