Provide HR Assessment Centres for Scottish Government
The Scottish Government requires to appoint a Contractor to provide assessment and associated services relating to external recruitment and internal vacancy filling for our core posts.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Assessment centre services for recruitment
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Victoria Quay, Leith
Telephone: +44 1312444916
NUTS code: UKM
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
HR: Assessment Centres.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Scottish Government requires to appoint a Contractor to provide assessment and associated services relating to external recruitment and internal vacancy filling for our core posts; our Graduate Development Programme and Senior Civil Service appointments. This includes:
— The provision of assessment exercises and related services to all business areas;
— National coverage, with consistent levels of service for varied requirements as needed;
— Working with business areas to ensure that best value for money is obtained in terms of the cost/suitability of assessment exercises;
— Providing comprehensive management information at all stages of the process.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The framework agreement will be available for use by Scottish Ministers (Scottish Government Core Directorates), Accountant In Bankruptcy, Disclosure Scotland, Education Scotland, National Records of Scotland, Office Of The Scottish Charity Regulator, Scottish Housing Regulator, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Student Awards Agency For Scotland, Transport Scotland, Social Security, Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Fiscal Commission, Revenue Scotland, Crofting Commission, Parole Board, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, British Irish Council Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry and Edinburgh Tram Inquiry.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Framework may be extended by a further 24 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s): Current Ratio.
The acceptable range for each financial ratio is: Not less than 0.8
The ratio will be calculated as follows: Current Assets / Current Liabilities.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP
There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Within 4 years.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8840. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
While the following community benefit objectives will not be scored as part of the tender process, tenderers are required to present a community benefit proposal with their tender detailing how, in the event that they should be successful in winning the contract, they will address the following Community Benefit themes:
— targeted recruitment and training for ‘disadvantaged’ persons unemployed for over 6 months;
— work placement opportunities for 14- 16 year olds;
— graduate placements.
If successful the winning bidder(s) will discuss the content of their Community Benefit proposal and agree a plan for the delivery of the agreed community benefits which will become a condition of the contract.
Victoria Quay, Leith
Telephone: +44 1312440000Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: