Labour and Recruitment Services Tender 2019

Labour and Recruitment Services Tender 2019

13 Lots. Lot 1: Administration Staff; Lot 2: Contact Centre Staff; Lot 3: Ancillary Staff.

United Kingdom-Widnes: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2019/S 006-009459

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cirrus Consortium C/O Halton Housing
Waterfront Point, Warrington Road
Widnes
WA8 0TD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mike Barnett
E-mail: tenders@cirruspurchasing.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.haltonhousing.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cirruspurchasing/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cirruspurchasing/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Central Purchasing Body

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Central Purchasing Body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Cirrus Consortium Agency Labour and Recruitment Services 2019

Reference number: Cirrus Consortium 0001

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79620000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Cirrus Consortium (The Consortium) is a procurement consortium that currently consists of over 90 members including Registered Providers of Social Housing, Local Authorities, ALMOs and NHS Trusts. Members are based across England, Wales and Scotland. The Consortium is seeking bids from service providers to participate in an agency labour and recruitment framework covering the following lots:

Lot 1: Administration Staff;

Lot 2: Contact Centre Staff;

Lot 3: Ancillary Staff;

Lot 4: Trade Operatives Across All Trades;

Lot 5: IT Staff;

Lot 6: Finance Staff;

Lot 7: Human Resources Staff;

Lot 8: Asset Management Staff;

Lot 9: Housing Services Staff;

Lot 10: Development Staff;

Lot 11: Professional Services Staff;

Lot 12: Executive Directors, Board Members and Technical Roles;

Lot 13: Master Vendor.

The outcome will be a 4 year framework, expected to commence in March 2019. It is envisaged that the final framework will be awarded to between 15 — 20 suppliers per lot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Administration Staff

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Administration staff including, but not limited to; clerical staff, personal assistants and office support staff

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Contact centre staff

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contact centre staff including, but not limited to; helpdesk personnel and helpdesk team leaders

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Ancillary staff

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ancillary staff including, but not limited to; cleaners, caretakers, catering staff, grounds keepers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Trade operatives across all trades

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Trade operatives across all trades including, but not limited to; plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, joiners and labourers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT staff

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT staff including, but not limited to; IT technical support staff, IT helpdesk staff, IT systems engineers and ITdirector level roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Finance staff

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Finance staff including, but not limited to; management accountants, purchase ledger staff, procurement staffand finance director level roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Human Resources staff

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Human Resources staff including, but not limited to; HR officers, HR admin staff, health and safety officers andHR director level roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Asset Management staff

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Asset Management staff including, but not limited to; asset managers, surveyors, and asset managementdirector level roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing Services staff

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Housing Services staff including, but not limited to; housing officers, welfare benefit support officers, schememanagers and housing services director level roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Development staff

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Development staff including, but not limited to; development managers, development assistants or coordinators,project managers, land and partnership managers and sales managers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Professional Services staff

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Professional Services staff including, but not limited to; lawyers, specialist consultants, architects.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Executive Directors, board members and technical roles

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Executive Directors, board members and technical roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Master vendor

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Master vendor delivering all roles required by a consortium member, including those covered in Lots 1-12.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Any supplier may be disqualified who has been convicted of:

(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977(a) or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(b) where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime(c);

(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e);

(c) the common law offence of bribery;

(d) bribery within the meaning of sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(f), or section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(g);

(e) where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(h):

(i) the common law offence of cheating the revenue;

(ii) the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud;

(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968(i), the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(j), the Theft Act 1978(k) or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(l);

(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985(m), article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(n) or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006(o);

(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(p) or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(q);

(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(r);

(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(s) or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(t);

(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006(u) or

(ix) the possession of articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006, or the making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of that Act.

(f) any offence listed:

(i) in section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008(a) or

(ii) in Schedule 2 to that Act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection.

(g) any offence under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007(b) which relates to an offence covered by subparagraph (f);

(h) money laundering within the meaning of sections 340(11) and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(c);

(i) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(d) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(e);

(j) an offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc. Act 2004(f);

(k) an offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(g);

(l) an offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009(h);

(m) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(i) or

(n) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive:

(i) as defined by the law of any jurisdiction outside England and Wales and Northern Ireland or

(ii) created, after the day on which these Regulations were made, in the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 195
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

An electronic auction will not be used as part of selection onto the Framework Agreement. However Consortium Members reserve the right to conduct mini-competitions through e-auctions.

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/02/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/02/2019
Local time: 12:01
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2023

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Tender documents must be accessed through the Cirrus Purchasing InTend eTender facility. The framework is to cover call-off contracts made within England, Scotland and Wales, but excludes Northern Ireland. The framework is available for use by all contracting authorities as defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102, including but not limited to, the definable groups referenced in Schedule 4 of the tender document titled Cirrus Agency Labour Framework Agreement. The framework is also available for use by all current and future members of The Consortium. Please see the tender documents for further information on framework requirements and tender evaluation criteria.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This tender process will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award is communicated to tenderers. Appeals can be directly raised via the contact points detailed in section VI.4.1 of this Contract Notice. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England,Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/01/2019

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