Tender for Recruitment of Temporary Medical Personnel

Tender for Recruitment of Temporary Medical Personnel

NE1 Procurement Services as the Central Purchasing Body is putting in place a Pan Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Newcastle: Supply services of medical personnel

2015/S 179-325539

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NE1 Procurement Services
1-4 Forth Lane
For the attention of: Operations Director
NE1 5HX Newcastle
E-mail: operations@ne1procurementservices.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ne1procurementservices.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://ne1procurementservices.com/

Electronic access to information: http://ne1procurementservices.com/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://ne1procurementservices.com/

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: procurement services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Temporary Health Sector Professional Personnel Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services

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: 50

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

NE1 Procurement Services as the Central Purchasing Body is putting in place a Pan Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3) (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Authorities and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Authorities, NHS Authorities and Local Authorities.
The Temporary Health Sector Professional Personnel Framework Agreement is seeking Suppliers capable of sourcing Work Seekers of all Health and Social Care Disciplines including:
— Consultants and Doctors (including Speciality Doctors),
— Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and Health Science Services (HSS) Personnel,
— Nursing and Midwifery Personnel,
— Personal Social Services Personnel, and supplying or managing the supply of Work Seekers of all Health and Social Care Disciplines for engagement by the Contracting Authority(s) on a temporary basis either:
1. On a Temporary Assignment; or
2. On a Fixed-Term Assignment.
A description of the Services that the Potential Provider will be required to supply under this Framework Agreement are set out in the Invitation to Tender.
NE1 Procurement Services reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector Authorities during further competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement(s).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79625000, 79600000, 79610000, 79620000, 79624000, 85100000, 85140000, 85300000

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


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

This Framework will provide the Contracting Authorities identified at VI.3) (any future successor to these organisations) and associated Authorities with Temporary Health Sector Personnel of various multispecialism, multidisciplinary options. The value of the participation by Contracting Authorities cannot be calculated accurately or guaranteed.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Locums

1)Short description

This includes:
— Consultants,
— Speciality Doctors (incorporating Associate and Staff Grades),
— StR Higher (incorporating grades 3 to 6),
— StR Lower (incorporating grades 2 and 1),
— FH02, and
— FH01.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79625000, 79600000, 79610000, 79620000, 79624000, 85100000, 85140000, 85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Nursing and Multi Graded Healthcare Professionals

1)Short description

This includes Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs,) Health Science Services (HSS,) Personal Social Services and Health Care Assistants (HCAs) or any other medical/nursing related personnel whom fall under the NHS AfC (Agenda for Change); pay grades between 2 to 7 inclusive.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79625000, 79600000, 79610000, 79620000, 79624000, 85100000, 85140000, 85300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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: yes
Description of particular conditions: Potential Providers must be able to provide all Services specified as Mandatory in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Candidates will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
The Central Purchasing Body may take into account any of the following information:
a) appropriate statements from banks or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
b) the presentation of financial statements or extracts from the financial statements where the position of financial statements is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
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

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 below

1. Price. Weighting 51

2. Quality. Weighting 49

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:

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

12.10.2015 – 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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

To enable access to the tender documents, bidders will have to register on the website.
The menu option on the website in order to find this procurement exercise is by clicking on the option box entitled ‘Tender Opportunities’
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector Contracting Authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Central Purchasing Body 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 Central Purchasing Body be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Central Purchasing Body 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 contracting body.
The Central Purchasing Body and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4) is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.1.4) is only an estimate.
We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
NE1 Procurement Services wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
— Central Government Departments,

— Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/na-classification/national-accounts-sector-classification/index.html

— Local Authorities: http://openlylocal.com/councils/all


— NDPBs,


— National Parks Authorities: http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

— Educational Establishments in England and Wales maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools: http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

— Police Forces in the United Kingdom:

1. http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

2. http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

— Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom:

1. http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

2. http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

3. http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

— NHS Bodies England:

1. http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

2. http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

3. http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

4. http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

5. http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

6. http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

— Hospices in the UK: http://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice

— Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations),

— 3rd Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom:

1. http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/

2. http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/

3. https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

— Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom:

1. http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

2. www.cas.org.uk

3. http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

— Scottish Public Bodies.
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of Section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; Councils constituted under Section 2 of the Local Government, etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001,Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of Section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by 1 or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by 1 or more of the foregoing.

— Scottish Government: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

— Scottish Parliament: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

— Scottish Public Services Ombudsman,
— Scottish Information Commissioner,
— Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland,
— Scottish Commission for Human Rights,
— Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland,
— Standards Commission for Scotland,
— Scottish Local Authorities,

1. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

2. http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

— Scottish Agencies, NDPBs: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

— Scottish NHS Bodies: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

— Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies:

1. http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=members

2. http://www.sfc.ac.uk/aboutus/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

— Scottish Police: http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/

— Scottish Housing Associations: http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

— The Scotland Office: http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

— Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland:http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

— Scottish Schools,

— Primary Schools: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

— Secondary Schools: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

— Special Schools:http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.aspschoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

— Scottish Public Bodies,
— National Records of Scotland,
— Historic Scotland,
— Disclosure Scotland,
— Registers of Scotland,
— Scottish Qualification Authority,
— Scottish Courts Service,
— Scottish Prison Service,
— Transport Scotland,
— The Scottish Government Core Directorates,
— Highlands and Islands Enterprise,
— Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service,
— Scottish Police Authority,
— National Museums of Scotland,
— Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration,
— Scottish Enterprise,
— Scottish Environment Protection Agency,
— Scottish Legal Aid Board,
— Scottish Natural Heritage,
— Skills Development Scotland,
— Visit Scotland,
— Aberdeen City Council,
— Aberdeenshire Council,
— Angus Council,
— Argyll and Bute Council,
— City of Edinburgh Council,
— Clackmannanshire Council,
— Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,
— Dumfries and Galloway Council,
— Dundee City Council,
— East Ayrshire Council,
— East Dunbartonshire Council,
— East Lothian Council,
— East Renfrewshire Council,
— Falkirk Council,
— Fife Council,
— Glasgow City Council,
— Highland Council,
— Inverclyde Council,
— Midlothian Council,
— Moray Council, The,
— North Ayrshire Council,
— North Lanarkshire Council,
— Orkney Islands Council,
— Perth and Kinross Council,
— Renfrewshire Council,
— Scottish Borders Council,
— Shetland Islands Council,
— South Ayrshire Council,
— South Lanarkshire Council,
— Stirling Council,
— West Dunbartonshire Council,
— West Lothian,
— Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service,
— Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service,
— Fife Fire and Rescue Service,
— Grampian Fire and Rescue Service,
— Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service,
— Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service,
— Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service,
— Tayside Fire and Rescue Service,
— Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board),
— NHS 24,
— NHS Ayrshire and Arran,
— NHS Borders,
— NHS Dumfries and Galloway,
— NHS Education for Scotland,
— NHS Fife,
— NHS Forth Valley,
— NHS Grampian,
— NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,
— NHS Health Scotland,
— NHS Highland,
— NHS Lanarkshire,
— NHS Lothian,
— NHS Orkney,
— Healthcare Improvement Scotland,
— NHS Shetland,
— NHS Tayside,
— NHS Western Isles,
— Scottish Ambulance Service,
— The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service,
— The State Hospital for Scotland,
— Aberdeen College,
— Adam Smith College,
— Angus College,
— Anniesland College,
— Ayr College,
— Banff and Buchan College,
— Barony College,
— Borders College,
— Cardonald College,
— Carnegie College,
— Central College of Commerce,
— Clydebank College,
— Coatbridge College,
— Cumbernauld College,
— Dumfries and Galloway College,
— Dundee College,
— Edinburghs Telford College,
— Elmwood College,
— Forth Valley College,
— Glasgow College of Nautical Studies,
— Glasgow Metropolitan College,
— Inverness College,
— James Watt College,
— Jewel and Esk College,
— John Wheatley College,
— Kilmarnock College,
— Langside College,
— Lews Castle College,
— Moray College,
— Motherwell College,
— Newbattle Abbey College,
— North Glasgow College,
— North Highland College,
— Oatridge College,
— Orkney College,
— Perth College,
— Reid Kerr College,
— Sabhal Mor Ostaig,
— Shetland College,
— South Lanarkshire College,
— Stevenson College,
— Stow College,
— West Lothian College,
— Edinburgh College of Art,
— Edinburgh Napier University,
— Glasgow Caledonian University,
— Glasgow School of Art,
— Heriot-Watt University,
— Queen Margaret University,
— Robert Gordon University,
— Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama,
— Scottish Agricultural College,
— UHI Millennium Institute,
— University of Aberdeen,
— University of Abertay, Dundee,
— University of Dundee,
— University of Edinburgh,
— University of Glasgow,
— University of St Andrews,
— University of Stirling,
— University of Strathclyde,
— University of the West of Scotland,
— Cairngorms National Park Authority,
— Office of Scottish Charity Regulator,
— Forestry Commission Scotland,
— Audit Scotland,
— Welsh Public Bodies,
— National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

1. http://www.assembly.wales/en/Pages/Home.aspx/abtlinks

2. http://gov.wales/about/civilservice/?lang=en

— NHS Wales: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

— Housing Associations — Registered Social Landlords Wales,
— NI Public Bodies,

— Northern Ireland Government Departments: http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

— Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities: http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

— Schools in Northern Ireland: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/search.lsim?sr=0&nh=10&cs=iso-8859-1&sc=nidirectcms&sm=0&mt=1&ha=nidirect-cms&cat=Banner&qt=SCHOOLS

— Universities in Northern Ireland: http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm#colleges

— Health and Social care in Northern Ireland:

1. http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

2. http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

3. http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

4. http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

— Northern Ireland Housing Associations: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

— Police Service of Northern Ireland: http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

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:


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