Human Resources External Investigator Services

Human Resources External Investigator Services

They may be required to present the investigation findings at a hearing/Employment Tribunal. The matters that require investigation may be wide ranging and varied in nature.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Human resources management consultancy services

2016/S 004-004465

Simplified contract notice on a dynamic purchasing system

This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/17/EC (Utilities)

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Anne Wright
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

I.3)Main activity

Other: professional/advisory services

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

The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

External Investigator Services.

II.2)Type of contract


II.3)Short description of the specific contract:

In the event the Council determines they need to carry out an investigation concerning an employee, with advice from the Council’s Human Resources Advisory Team, a formal investigation is commissioned and where it is deemed an internal investigator is not appropriate, this may be using an officer external to the Council to establish the facts of the case, only to determine if there is a case to answer based on the analysis of the findings. They may be required to present the investigation findings at a hearing/Employment Tribunal. The matters that require investigation may be wide ranging and varied in nature.
The Council is setting up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for external investigator services to allow the Council to buy investigation services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain set of minimum standard and agree to a common set of contractual terms.
Approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council’s contracts to deliver external investigator services. The DPS will remain open for new providers to join at any time for the duration of the DPS (i.e. up to the ‘Contract End Date’ as advertised).

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79414000, 79140000, 79720000

II.5)Quantity or scope of the specific contract:

Individual awarded through the DPS will fall into 1 of the following disciplines. Applicants may apply to join the DPS within 1 or more of these disciplines. The Stage 1 DPS Questionnaire will include questions which are specific to each individual discipline and applicants must complete the section relevant to the discipline (s) to which they are applying.
Applicants must be capable of investigating all case types listed below for each discipline:
1. Gross misconduct:
— Child protection;
— Adult protection.
2. Gross misconduct:
— Fraud;
— Theft;
— Indecent conduct;
— Corrupt practices.
3. Gross Misconduct:
— Abusive language;
— Physical violence;
— Breach of procedures, e.g. Kent code, electronic communications, HCPC;
— Medication error;
— Failure to follow management instruction;
— Unauthorised absence/poor timekeeping;
— Under the influence of alcohol/drugs/substance misuse;
— Health and safety breaches;
— Grievance;
— Some other substantial reason;
— Irretrievable breakdown in the working relationship;
— Refusal to work with employee;
— Capability;
— Failure/loss of qualifications to undertake role;
— Gross incompetence.
4. Bullying/harassment:
5. Discrimination:
— Race and ethnicity;
— Sex;
— Religious belief;
— Age;
— Gender;
— Transgender;
— Part-time;
— Sexual orientation;
— Maternity;
6. Gross misconduct:
— Criminal allegations.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedureOpen
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:

SS14 149
IV.2.2)Previous publication (Contract Notice) providing more information about the dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract

3.1.2019 – 12:00

IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Additional information:

VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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