Public Sector Resourcing – UK Government Framework

Public Sector Resourcing – UK Government Framework

Crown Commercial Service is putting in place a pan government collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2017/S 091-180133

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)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: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Public Sector Resourcing.

Reference number: RM 3749

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is putting in place a pan government collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations). This Procurement will establish a single supplier public sector Framework Agreement for the supply of Contingent Workers.

Under this Framework Agreement, the Service Provider shall not be permitted to be an Agency Provider from its own business (or any affiliated businesses).

The Framework Agreement duration is six (6) years (refer to IV.1.3 of the Contract Notice).The duration in Section II 2.7 is for the placing of orders. Call Off Contracts may extend up to a maximum of 18 months after the expiry of the Framework Period (refer to Clause 10 of the Framework Agreement). Contracting Authorities shall not be able to enter into Call Off Contracts any time after the expiry of the Framework Period.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79313000
79622000
79612000
79312000
79311000
79620000
79611000
79310000
79623000
79610000
79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Service Provider will be required to deliver the Public Sector Resourcing Model, from identification of Contingent Worker requirement through to payment, Off Boarding and management, governance and on-going improvements and innovation. The Service Provider shall provide a range of Routes to Talent to source, engage and On Board Workers.

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: 15 000 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This Procurement will be evaluated in a 5 staged process as set out below;

Stage 1, which consists of Potential Providers submitting their Selection Questionnaire. All Potential Providers who successfully meet the Selection criteria at Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2. Stage 2, which consists of Potential Providers submitting their Stage 2 Award Questionnaire and Stage 2 Pricing Matrix (Initial Tender). Where two or more Potential Providers have tied Stage 2 Final Scores and are placed jointly in the last position (5th), the Authority will invite all those Potential Providers who are placed 5th to Stage 3. In addition, the Authority will invite to Stage 3 (Subsequent Tender) any Potential Providers where their Stage 2 Final Score is within 1 % of the last placed position Final Score only. For the avoidance of doubt this is 5th position. Stage 3 which consists of the top 5 Potential Providers (subject to the provisions above) being invited to participate in the Presentations and to submit a Stage 3 Pricing Matrix (Subsequent Tender). Where two or more Potential Providers have tied Stage 3 Final Scores and are placed jointly in the last position (3rd), the Authority will invite all those Potential Providers who are placed 3rd to Stage 4. In addition, the Authority will invite to Stage 4 any Potential Providers where their Stage 3 Final Score is within 1 % of the last placed position only. For the avoidance of doubt this is 3rd position. Stage 4, which consists of the top 3 Potential Providers (subject to the provisions above) being invited to participate in Negotiation. Stage 5, which consists of the top 3 Potential Providers (subject to the provisions above) submitting their Stage 5 Award Questionnaire and Stage 5 Pricing Matrix (Final Tender) to the Authority. Full details of each Stage are set out in the Invitation To Tender and its Attachments.

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

Parts of the Services may be similar to those currently carried out by employees under the Contingent Labour One Framework. TUPE may apply to the transfer of such parts of the Services, either to the Service Provider or a Sub-Contractor, and either on commencement of the Framework Agreement, or a Call Off Contract, or at the point a Contracting Authority Requisitions an Assignment.

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:

Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of Chapter 2 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, (implementing Title II, Chapter III, Section 3, Subsection i of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council), on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Authority’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement (RM3749 Public Sector Resourcing). This is done by emailing expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the Potential Provider; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The Authority will process the email and then enable the Potential Provider to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk.

email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Stage 1 Responses must be published by the date (refer to IV 2.2 of the Contract Notice).

Cyber Essentials is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information

and providing certain ICT products and services.

The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. There are 2 levels of certification: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

To participate in this Procurement, Potential Providers must be able to demonstrate that you comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials Plus or equivalent for Services under and in connection with this Procurement.

The Potential Provider may be awarded the Framework Agreement but shall not enter into any Call Off Procedure and/or any Call Off Contracts with Contracting Authorities until they are able to demonstrate to the Authority that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials Plus for Services under and in connection with this Procurement.The Potential Provider shall ensure that prior to the Service Commencement Date and annually thereafter (and prior to the implementation of any new IT systems or major upgrades) that they will undertake Check Assurance with a CESG approved provider. Further information on CESG penetration testing can be found at:

https://www.cesg.gov.uk/articles/using-check-provider and

https://www.cesg.gov.uk/scheme/penetration-testing.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Potential Providers will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT and Selection Questionnaire can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinet office.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in (refer to III 1.1 of the Contract Notice).

The Authority may ask you to provide a copy of your audited accounts for the most recent two (2) financial years and/or one or more of the following in respect of your organisation:

i. a statement of the turnover, profit and loss account, current liabilities and assets, and cash flow for the most recent year of trading for this organisation; or

ii. a statement of the cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position; and/or

iii. an alternative means of demonstrating financial status if any of the above are not available (e.g. forecast of turnover for the current year and a statement of funding provided by the owners and/or the bank or an alternative means of demonstrating status).

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT. The ITT and Selection Questionnaire can be accessed at:https://gpsesourcing.cabinet office.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in (refer to III 1.1 of the Contract Notice).

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

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 a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: As part of this Contract Notice, justification for the Framework Term can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/2fe4b18e-8875-45c4-8e66-0b12c1f6084a (Duration of Framework Agreement).

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 155-281274

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

Date: 12/06/2017
Local time: 15:00
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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The value provided in Section II 1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to the Service Provider any business through this Framework Agreement.The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any Contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the Potential Providers. As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/2fe4b18e-8875-45c4-8e66-0b12c1f6084a.1) Webinar details 16.5.2017 (13:00-16:30).

2) Contract Notice — List of Potential Customers.

3) Contract Notice rights reserved for CCS Framework Agreement.4) Contract Notice Transparency Information for the CCS Framework Agreement.5) Contract Notice — Lot structure.

6) Contract Notice -Duration of Framework Agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Commercial
9th Floor, Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United KingdomInternet address:https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United KingdomInternet address:https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, Capital Building, Old Hall Street,
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United KingdomInternet address:https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/05/2017

 

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