Recruitment Tender for Financial Services Authority

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

2012/S 152-254602

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
For the attention of: Adam Perry
E14 5HS London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: adam.perry@fsa.gov.uk

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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. To include:
— 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.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79621000, 79612000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See associated PQQ documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See associated PQQ documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See associated PQQ documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See associated PQQ documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
TEN 12-071
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
6.9.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.8.2012

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