Clinical Permanent and Fixed Term Recruitment Solutions

Clinical Permanent and Fixed Term Recruitment Solutions

To establish a multi-lot Framework Agreement with multiple suppliers aimed at providing national permanent and fixed term clinical staffing recruitment solutions.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Recruitment services

2020/S 160-391192

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Postal address: Savile Street East
Town: Sheffield
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@noecpc.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Clinical Permanent and Fixed Term Recruitment Solutions

Reference number: WA 03511

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000 Recruitment services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) in collaboration with Crown Commercial Service, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS Commercial Solutions and NHS London Procurement Partnership (working together to deliver health workforce services under the banner of the Workforce Alliance) is seeking to establish a multi-lot framework agreement with multiple suppliers aimed at providing national permanent and fixed term clinical staffing recruitment solutions intended for access by all UK public sector bodies including central government departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities, devolved administrators and emergency services and other bodies who will be named in the OJEU contract notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Whilst it is anticipated that the contract will be divided into lots, the final lot structure is not yet decided and will be informed by the findings of our planned wider stakeholder engagement. The agreed lot structure will be communicated in the contract notice and ITT.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Individual Lots Still to be Confirmed

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000 Recruitment services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the framework agreement shall be the provision of services to support the recruitment of clinical healthcare workers, to be employed directly by the hiring organisation, into permanent, fixed-term or bank positions (with the latter only applicable to trusts managing their own in-house bank arrangements). It is anticipated that all roles and related roles, falling within the Job Groups listed below will be covered by the agreement:

• allied health professionals,

• ambulance services staff,

• clinical support staff,

• dental staff,

• doctors (including GP’s),

• healthcare science staff,

• medical associate professions,

• midwifery,

• nursing,

• pharmacy,

• psychological professions,

• public health staff.

The framework agreement will offer enhanced services to support customers with the search, identification, attraction, selection, recruitment and on-boarding of nationally sourced clinical staff including, but not limited to, newly qualified staff, those seeking new roles and/or career progression, recent retirees and staff wishing to return to work following career breaks. This new agreement will be focused on the recruitment of clinical staff from within the UK (national) market and will not include international recruitment or the recruitment of non-clinical staff which are covered under separate existing workforce alliance agreements.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options

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:

Individual Lots Still to be Confirmed

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000 Recruitment services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the framework agreement shall be the provision of services to support the recruitment of clinical healthcare workers, to be employed directly by the hiring organisation, into permanent, fixed-term or bank positions (with the latter only applicable to trusts managing their own in-house bank arrangements). It is anticipated that all roles and related roles, falling within the Job Groups listed below will be covered by the agreement:

• allied health professionals,

• ambulance services staff,

• clinical support staff,

• dental staff,

• doctors (including GP’s),

• healthcare science staff,

• medical associate professions,

• midwifery,

• nursing,

• pharmacy,

• psychological professions,

• public health staff.

The framework agreement will offer enhanced services to support customers with the search, identification, attraction, selection, recruitment and on-boarding of nationally sourced clinical staff including, but not limited to, newly qualified staff, those seeking new roles and/or career progression, recent retirees and staff wishing to return to work following career breaks. This new agreement will be focused on the recruitment of clinical staff from within the UK (national) market and will not include international recruitment or the recruitment of non-clinical staff which are covered under separate existing workforce alliance agreements.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options

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
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:
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

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 05/10/2020
Local time: 00:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

05/10/2020

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

All associated market engagement and any eventual procurement procedure will be managed electronically via the inTend eTendering portal and therefore potential providers wishing to participate must first register at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/Home For any support in connection with registering your organisation please contact the inTend Support team directly at support@in-tend.co.uk or call 08455578079. When registered the opportunity can be viewed by following the steps outlined below:

1) from the header select tenders then forthcoming;

2) to narrow the list of forthcoming opportunities use the customer filter and select NOE CPC;

3) view the project ‘Workforce Alliance Clinical Permanent and Fixed Term Recruitment Solutions’ and click on view details for an overview of the opportunity; then

4) click on express interest;

5) once registered, please note any questions or comments in connection with this opportunity should be directed via the inTend correspondence portal.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Postal address: Savile Street East
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@noecpc.nhs.ukInternet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Postal address: Savile Street East
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@noecpc.nhs.ukInternet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Postal address: Savile Street East
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@noecpc.nhs.ukInternet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/08/2020