Executive Recruitment Support – Ministry of Defence
DE and S has a requirement to establish a framework for Executive Recruitment Support for the Corporate Services discipline.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Recruitment services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
MOD Abbey Wood, Elm 1c #4135
Contact person: Mr Andrew Witcombe
Telephone: +44 3067983211
NUTS code: UKK11
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
DE and S Corporate Services Executive Recruitment Support
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
DE and S has a requirement to establish a framework for Executive Recruitment Support for the Corporate Services discipline, who can help us attract and hire the best talent in the market for the top levels of our management structure, in both permanent and interim roles. We need to get access to top talent, build our brand in the senior marketplace and use our freedoms around pay and reward to secure the very best individuals.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Bristol, City of.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
DE and S has a requirement to establish a framework of Executive Recruitment Support for the Corporate Services Discipline, who can help us attract and hire the best talent in the market for the top levels of our management structure, in both permanent and interim roles. We need to get access to top talent, build our brand in the senior marketplace and use our freedoms around pay and reward to secure the very best individuals. We want to build relationships with external suppliers so they get to know DE and S and understand our business, our culture and senior leaders.
The role of the Corporate Services Executive Recruitment Framework Contractor, will be to work face to face with HR, the business and key stakeholders, including our Chief Executives Committee and Senior Leadership Group to define and advise the correct person specification for each role, utilising market data to advise potential candidate sources that will provide access to the most relevant and high quality candidates per role. For permanent recruitment, it is expected that in-depth research based market mapping will be conducted to identify and approach potential candidates, introducing DE and S in a compelling way in order to attract them to the opportunity on offer. The Framework Contractor will conduct a thorough assessment of all candidates before recommending the most suitable individuals to DE and S, and subsequently managing these individuals through the selection process of shortlist and interview stages before securing the preferred candidate.
The Contract duration is expected to be 2 years from the framework establishment, with a further 2 option years anticipated. The Framework Contract will run for an initial period of 2 years from contract award, which the Authority may wish to extend for further period or periods dependent on forecasted recruitment demand and Contractor-success and performance.
Firm prices are sought for all permanent recruitment work under the Contract. Interim recruitment will be subject to Firm daily rate price bandings.
The competition is being conducted under the PCR 2015 Open Procedure. This is a live Invitation to Tender and Bidders must respond directly to this ITT by obtaining the ITT documents published on the Government’s Contracts Finder website (www.gov.uk/contracts-finder) and completing the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) on the Contract Notice for this requirement on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) (https://www.contracts.mod.uk/).
This Cyber Risk classification of this requirement is defined as Low. Tenderers wishing to tender for this requirement are required to complete a Cyber Security Supplier Assurance Questionnaire.
There will not be a separate pre-qualification stage, bidders conference or any further publication/issue of these ITT documents. The full ITT document set is only available through the Contracts Finder website.
— complete the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) within this Contract Notice by the due date / time. Access Code: 5F89S87J9A
— complete a Cyber Security Supplier Assurance Questionnaire by registering on https://supplier-cyber-protection.service.gov.uk/ and entering the reference: RAR-Y9ZF5MPY
— download the published ITT Documents for this requirement from Contracts Finder and complete and submit postal tenders through the MOD Abbey Wood Tender board by the due date / time. All required information is given in this documentation.
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
The Authority retains Options to proceed to Contract Years 3 and 4, subject to the Authority’s continued requirement for the Framework Contractor’s services under the Framework Agreement following completion of each Contract Year. The Framework Contractor hereby grants to the Authority irrevocable Options to proceed to future Contract Years at the firm prices stated in the Schedule of Requirements (Schedule 2). The Authority will not be obliged to take up the Option(s) and if the Authority elects not to take up the Option(s), the Framework Agreement will be deemed to have expired at the end of Contract Year 2 or Contract Year 3 if Contract Year 4 is not taken up.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting Framework Agreement indeed there is no guarantee that any Framework Agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a resulting Framework Agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP and F) electronic procurement tool. All payments for Contractor Deliverables under the Contract shall only be made via CP and F. You can find details on CP and F at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-contracting-purchasing-and-finance-e-procurement-system
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
The Tender Board, Commercial Project Enabling Team, DE and S, The Central Gatehouse/VCP, MOD Abbey Wood South, Bristol BS34 8JH.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.
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GO Reference: GO-201865-DCB-12555134
MOD Abbey Wood, NH4 Elm 1c #4135
Telephone: +44 3067983211
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
MOD Abbey Wood, NH4 Elm 1c #4135
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: