Recruitment Tender for Financial Services Authority
The Financial Services Authority (FSA), Human Resources Division, are seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified suppliers who can demonstrate a proven track record in equivalent organisations to provide Recruitment & On-Boarding Managed Services.
UK-London: supply services of office personnel
Section I: Contracting authority
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
For the attention of: Adam Perry
E14 5HS London
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
— Outsourced services for the provision of temporary workers & contractors including specialist requirements such as IT, legal and regulatory professionals.
— Outsourced services for the provision of permanent administrative staff.
— Outsourced services for the provision of on-boarding of new permanent employees adhering to robust vetting, screening & induction policy.
The FSA currently has a contingent workforce of approximately 350 individuals and onboards approximately 700 new permanent employees on an annual basis.
There is currently an incumbent temporary and permanent administrative recruitment service provider based onsite at the FSA, providing these services.
The FSA contractor recruitment is managed by an in house team which we are now seeking to consolidate the provision of temporary and permanent administrative services, with the objective of forming a best in class offering, realising operational efficiencies and associated cost savings.
The FSA on-boarding function is managed by an in-house team, taking ownership of adhering to strict FSA guidance in relation to the screening, vetting, on-boarding and induction of employees & non-employees.
Based on our requirements, The FSA require any perspective partner to be able to demonstrate considerable experience of delivering similar solutions for other large organisations within the financial services sector. The successful supplier must be able to quickly mobilise a scalable team who are experienced in working within the sector across multiple disciplines, enterprise wide. The successful supplier will be able to demonstrate strong, diverse, supply chain relationships to supplement their proposed solution, and have access to the best commercial propositions across the market. Use of innovative attraction strategies to source a diverse range of candidates should be evident in the proposal for all resourcing activity. The successful supplier must also demonstrate ability to source candidates directly, in order to reduce high agency costs.
The FSA will require the successful supplier to work with a small number of preferred existing suppliers for some specialist job categories.
The successful supplier should bring with them a team who are experienced in managing implementation effectively, can identify process improvement opportunities continuously, and who can manage and mitigate risks appropriately. Fundamental to this will be a broad technology offering (proprietary or partnership) that has the ability to encompass changes in legislation where required. The successful provider must demonstrate excellent adherence to SLA’s and be able to manage a consolidated reverse/self-billing programme for themselves and their supply chain.
The FSA have has identified this opportunity to benefit from the natural synergies associated with these key functions, and are now looking to partner with an supplier who can help meet strategic objectives.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fsa.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) – You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See associated PQQ documents.
See associated PQQ documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See associated PQQ documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.8.2012