Tender for Executive Search and Senior Professional Search

Tender for Executive Search and Senior Professional Search

Executive Search, Senior Professional Search and Recruitment Services to the higher education institutions and further education institutions, of Scotland.

United Kingdom-Stirling: Recruitment services

2016/S 171-307328

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930
E-mail: annemartin@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKM27

I.2)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://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Tender for Executive Search, Senior Professional Search and Recruitment Services.

Reference number: PFB1020AP

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking Contractor(s) for the provision of Executive Search, Senior Professional Search and Recruitment Services to the higher education (HE) institutions and further education (FE) institutions, of Scotland, the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium and its members (NWUPC), the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium and its members (NEUPC), the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales and its members (HEPCW), the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium its members (SUPC), and the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC).

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 138 075 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Executive/Senior Academic roles — English and Welsh institutions

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Executive/Senior Academic roles — English and Welsh institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 41 100 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Professional Services Director roles — Scottish institutions

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Professional Services Director roles — Scottish institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Professional Services Director roles — English and Welsh institutions

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Professional Services Director roles — English and Welsh institutions.

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 375 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International roles in overseas campus locations — Scottish institutions

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

International roles in overseas campus locations — Scottish institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International roles in overseas campus locations — English and Welsh institutions

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

International roles in overseas campus locations — English and Welsh institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 8 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Longer term Strategic Partnership — Scottish institutions

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Longer term Strategic Partnership — Scottish institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Longer term Strategic Partnership — English and Welsh institutions

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Longer term Strategic Partnership — English and Welsh institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 900 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Executive/Senior Academic roles — Scottish institutions

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Executive/Senior Academic roles — Scottish institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Senior Professional roles — Scottish institutions

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Senior Professional roles — Scottish institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Senior Professional roles — English and Welsh institutions

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Senior Professional roles — English and Welsh institutions

Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed on Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 31 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 5.1.2017 for an initial period of 3 years and will expire on the 4.1.2020.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to the ‘Qualification Envelope’ of the ITT within PCS-T to answer the selection criteria

Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance* = 5 000 000 GBP;

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP;

Professional Liability Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.5 of the ESPD

The successful bidder will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent prior to awarded to the Framework Agreement

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.6 of the ESPD.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:

Submission of management information.

Prior to the commencement of the Framework Agreement, the Contractor will provide the Authority with contact details of the Management

Information contact who will be provided with a template spreadsheet/reporting schedule along with a username and password for the

management information website http://www.ucsp.ac.uk/

Contractors must provide the information on a quarterly basis, within 10 working days following the start of each quarter by logging into the

website and uploading the template document. If there has been no spend for the quarter then this will still require you to log in and record a nil

spend return.

Following the beginning of each new academic year the Authority will provide the Contractor with a new template along with the reporting

schedule.

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50
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: 07/10/2016
Local time: 10:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/10/2016
Local time: 10:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

July 2020.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public

Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Form of tender.

Please confirm that you will be in a position to submit prior to award ‘Appendix A — Form of Tender’ in the Technical Questionnaire in

PCS-Tender.

Freedom of information.

Please confirm that you will be in a position submit prior to award ‘Appendix B — Freedom of Information’ (if applicable) in the Technical

Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

Supply chain code of conduct.

Please confirm that you will be submit prior to award ‘Appendix D — Supply Chain Code of Conduct’ in the Technical Questionnaire in

PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

List of institutions.

The complete list of Institutions please refer to Appendix E-List of Institutions

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6428. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract for the following reason:

Not applicable to this agreement.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

Not applicable to this agreement.

(SC Ref:457744).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930Internet address:http://www.apuc-scot.ac.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:

01/09/2016

 

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