Teacher Recruitment Framework

Teacher Recruitment Framework

The purpose of this framework is the recruitment of Primary/Nursery and Secondary Teachers where traditional methods of recruitment are unsuccessful.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Recruitment services

2016/S 048-080012

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
For the attention of: Keeley Rowell
AB16 5GB Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224664854
Fax: +44 1224665656

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00232

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
AB16 5GB Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224665652
Fax: +44 1224665656
Internet address: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
AB16 5GB Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224664854
Fax: +44 1224665656
Internet address: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Framework Agreement for the Sourcing of Teachers.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aberdeenshire area.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 450 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The purpose of this framework is the recruitment of Primary/Nursery and Secondary Teachers where traditional methods of recruitment are unsuccessful. The Council are looking for organisation that can assist in the sourcing of suitable candidates to fill positions of Teacher of Primary/Nursery and Teacher of Secondary. Appointments will be to permanent and/or fixed term positions, dependent on candidate’s eligibility to work in the UK, GTCS registration and positions available.
Candidates will be required to meet the criteria as specified in Council job profiles, i.e. qualified teachers who are eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Aberdeenshire Council will conduct interviews and pre-employment checks as per the authority’s Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=435251

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Maximum value of framework: 450 000 GBP.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract will last for 3 years, with the option to extend for 1 further year (at the discretion of the Council).

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Please see documentation for information.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see documentation for information.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see documentation for information.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Accelerated procedure is being used in order to ensure that the contract is in place to, in turn, ensure that all required teachers are in place in time for school year beginning in Summer. This is a very high profile issue in Scotland at present, with additional pressures for Aberdeenshire Council, given their geographical requirements.

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 20
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:

1094/ASC/102
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

16.3.2016 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18.3.2016

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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:435251).
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:

4.3.2016

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