Executive Search and Related Services Wales

Executive Search and Related Services Wales

The Welsh Government requires the provision of high quality executive search and selection services to support Senior Civil Service (SCS) level recruitment and the recruitment of public office holders such as Chairs and non-executive members of Public Bodies.

Procurer reference: C171/2012/2013
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Contract Type
Name of the organisation
WG – People,Places & Corporate Services
Contact Name
Sue Collings
Senior Civil Service Team, Room G.005 CP2, Cathays Park , Cardiff,
CF10 3NQ
029 2080 1320
Service category
Is it a framework agreement?
Title of the contract
Executive Search and Related Services
Description of the contract

The Welsh Government requires the provision of high quality executive search and selection services to support Senior Civil Service (SCS) level recruitment and the recruitment of public office holders such as Chairs and non-executive members of Public Bodies. On some occasions the Client may ask the Contractor to take some or all action on a recruitment process service which may include psychometric/assessment testing. The Contractor must be fully conversant with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles; with the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice for Ministerial appointments to Public Bodies; and with all relevant HR legislation.

Companies will need to demonstrate they have recent experience of working with both private and public sectors, and in particular the Civil Service. They will also need to provide evidence that staff who will manage recruitment exercises have the ability and experience to successfully deliver recruitment and executive search services i.e. finding the right person for the job. Companies will need to demonstrate they have dealt with similar contracts when they express an interest.

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480

Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section IV.

Place / site of work / delivery
Mainly Cardiff with a possibility of any Welsh Government location

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
79600000 – Recruitment services.
79610000 – Placement services of personnel.

Contract Length
Period in month/s
36 months initially. The contract will have an option to extend the duration for up to a further 12 months
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents

SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers


– Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

– The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

– Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

– The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

– On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.

– The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

– In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

– Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

– Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

– If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

– Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

– Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

– Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

– Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm


– Once logged in you must click on ‘PQQs Open to all Suppliers’

– The etender references for this contract are: Project_24774 and PQQ_30695

– Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.

– You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

– Should you have any questions on the PQQ, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Reference Number
Deadline Date
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of expression of interest and Pre-qualification questionnaire
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract