Temporary staffing payroll consultancy services
Establishment of a framework agreement to provide temporary worker direct engagement and payment services. This will involve developing bespoke processes and technology to allow NHS organisations to liaise directly with temporary workers whilst also retaining introductory services of third party temporary worker agencies.
UK-Chester: Tax consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For the attention of: Richard Burgess
CH2 1UL Chester
Telephone: +44 1244365143
General address of the contracting authority: www.coch.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: NA
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 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 8
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: It is envisaged that the successful organisation appointed to this framework will require significant investment into systems and processes, therefore it is felt a 4 year framework would be inadequate to see a sufficient return on investment.
79221000, 79620000, 79211110
It is envisaged this framework will be awarded for a period of 4 years from the date of award. The successful organisation will then be encouraged to engage NHS Authorities with regards to their own individual call off requirements within the terms laid down in the Invitation to Tender and Framework award.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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://www.nhssourcing.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.
Candidates’ technical capacity will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to the PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed witin the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
he Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
All NHS Bodies in the United Kingdom including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), NHS Trusts including as listed and maintained on the following URLs:
It is envisaged that contract call offs will be agreed locally with an awarding authority operating within the Framework Agreement. These can be for between one year and eight years in length. Contract periods cannot be let beyond the expiry of this Framework agreement. Values will be dependent on the number of organisations engaged and be based on their current temporary staff expenditure. However an estimation on the median Trust would be GBP 100 000 per annum.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.12.2012