Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff Framework 

Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff Framework

The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to provide a new, open and transparent approach to engaging Supply Teachers, Education Support Staff (Crown Commercial Service Framework). 3 Lots.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Placement services of personnel

2018/S 081-181533

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Crown Commercial Service
The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

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://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff in Educational Establishments

Reference number: RM3826

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79610000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to provide a new, open and transparent approach to engaging Supply Teachers, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing including Headteacher, Senior Leadership, admin and clerical staff, IT staff, Finance staff, estates and maintenance, cleaners and Fixed term role (on school payroll), requirements within schools, colleges and other educational establishments, including academies, trusts, nurseries, pupil referral units, children centres and further education institutions across the UK, in an effort to provide consistent standards whilst providing value for money.

The initial duration of the Framework Agreement is two (2) years. The Authority may extend the duration of the Framework Agreement for any period or periods up to a maximum of two (2) years in total from the expiry of the initial duration of the Framework Agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 3
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3 or Lot 1 and Lot 2 together.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Direct provision of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher and Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services.

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Supplier shall provide recruitment services for the provision of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher and Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services from both:

— employment Businesses for temporary Assignments, and

— employment Agencies for fixed term employment.

The Supplier shall ensure that they comply with all legislative and regulatory requirements, and all Workers are fully compliant, as detailed in the terms of the Framework Contract.

The Supplier shall be required to be aware of and ensure compliance to all changes in practise in the recruitment market and changes in policy and legislation, including but not limited to:

— the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32121/11-949-agency-workers-regulations-guidance.pdf,

— the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3319/contents/made;

— the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

https://www.eugdpr.org,

— off-Payroll Working in the Public Sector (IR35) legislation https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies;

To ensure that such changes are communicated in a timely manner to the Buyer and where necessary, appropriate changes made to processes and procedures (i.e. AWR, IR35, Minimum Wage), in line with the Variation procedure as set out in Joint Schedules (Schedule 2 — Variant Form).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 100

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The Authority does not consider that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 to be an issue in respect of this Procurement at Framework Agreement stage as services are not provided at this level. It is your responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply and to act accordingly. You are encouraged to carry out your own due diligence.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Master Vendor: Managed Service Requirements of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teachers, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services.

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Managed Service Requirements of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services.

The Master Vendor shall take overall responsibility for providing the Buyer with recruitment services to meet their Worker needs.

The Supplier will manage provision of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services from both:

— employment Businesses for temporary Assignments, and.

— employment Agencies for fixed term employment.

The Supplier shall provide Workers directly from their own resource pool and has the option of managing supplementary supply from Subcontractor(s) as outlined in Joint Schedules (Schedule 6 (Key Subcontractor(s)).

The Buyer shall contract only with the Master Vendor, and the Master Vendor is responsible for managing their Supply Chain which must be accredited. The Master Vendor must also be accredited.

The Supplier shall ensure that its sourcing of Workers via the accredited Supply Chain complies with all legislative and regulatory requirements, as detailed in the terms of the Framework Contract.

The Supplier shall be required to aware of and ensure compliance to all changes in practise in the recruitment market and changes in policy and legislation, including but not limited to:

— the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32121/11-949-agency-workers-regulations-guidance.pdf,

— the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3319/contents/made,

— the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

https://www.eugdpr.org,

— off-Payroll Working in the Public Sector (IR35) legislation https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies;

To ensure that such changes are communicated in a timely manner to the Buyer and where necessary, appropriate changes made to processes and procedures (i.e. AWR, IR35, Minimum Wage), in line with the Variation procedure as set out in Joint Schedules (Schedule 2 – Variant Form).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The Authority does not consider that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 to be an issue in respect of this Procurement at Framework Agreement stage as services are not provided at this level. It is your responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply and to act accordingly. You are encouraged to carry out your own due diligence.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Neutral Vendor: Managed Service Requirements of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services.

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Neutral Vendor: Managed Service Requirements of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services.

The Neutral Vendor shall take overall responsibility for providing the Buyer with their Worker needs.

A Neutral Vendor Supplier shall not supply any Workers directly from its own business (or any affiliated businesses) and will use an accredited Supply Chain to meet all worker requirements. For the Buyer receiving the Service, the Buyer will enter into a Call-Off Contract with the Neutral Vendor Supplier and not with the Supply Chain directly.

The Supplier shall ensure that its sourcing of Workers via the accredited Supply Chain comply with all legislative and regulatory requirements, as detailed in the terms of the Framework Contract.

The Supplier will manage provision of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services from both:

— employment Businesses for temporary Assignments, and

— employment Agencies for fixed term employment.

The Supplier shall be required to be aware of and ensure compliance to all changes in practise in the recruitment market and changes in policy and legislation, including but not limited to:

— the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32121/11-949-agency-workers-regulations-guidance.pdf,

— the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3319/contents/made,

— the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

https://www.eugdpr.org,

— off-Payroll Working in the Public Sector (IR35) legislation https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies;

To ensure that such changes are communicated in a timely manner to the Buyer and where necessary, appropriate changes made to processes and procedures (i.e. AWR, IR35, Minimum Wage), in line with the Variation procedure as set out in Joint Schedules (Schedule 2 – Variant Form).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The Authority does not consider that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 to be an issue in respect of this Procurement at Framework Agreement stage as services are not provided at this level. It is your responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply and to act accordingly. You are encouraged to carry out your own due diligence.

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:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) registering for access.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) registering for access.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) registering for access.

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

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

Date: 31/05/2018
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/05/2018
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Electronically, via web based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The value provided in Section II.1.5 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Framework Agreement.

As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/89a40b6d-f5a0-422d-a840-aa5c2d86fdf9:

1) Contract Notice Transparency Information for the Agreement;

2) Contract Notice Authorised Customer List;

3) Rights Reserved for CCS Framework;

4) Lot Structure and Number of Awards (if applicable).

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

To register, you will need to:

1. Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk.

2. Select the link “I am a new supplier user”;

3. Read and agree to the portal user agreement;

4. Complete the registration form, providing information including:

— the full legal name of your organisation,

— your company registration number,

— your DUNS number — a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun and Bradstreet,

— user and contact details.

Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the Invitation to Tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via “User Management” > Manage Users” > “Users” > “Create”.

Expressing an interest:

To express your interest in this procurement you will need to:

1. Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing tool https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk;

2. On the dashboard click on the link “ITTs Open to All Suppliers”;

3. On the “ITTs Open to All Suppliers” webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;

4. Click on “Express Interest” at the top of the next screen;

5. You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution eSourcing tool.

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at help@bravosolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/04/2018

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