Executive Search Contract for Chief Executive Officer

Executive Search Contract for Chief Executive Officer

This invitation to quote is for the recruitment of Office for Students CEO.

Executive Search for the Office for Students Chief Executive


Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)


Published date

27 October 2016

Closing date

10 November 2016

Contract start date

21 November 2016

Contract end date

28 February 2017


This invitation to quote is for the recruitment of Office for Students CEO. The Chief Executive of the Office for Students (OfS) is a full time executive role at the forefront of the Government’s Higher Education reform agenda. The Chief Executive will both lead the creation of the OfS in the run up to its legal establishment in April 2018, and lead the operational work of the OfS in its first years of existence. This role will be integral to the success of this new organisation, having responsibility for a multi-faceted organisation with a substantial budget. The OfS will be a new body created to enable the regulatory environment to reflect fundamental changes to funding and increased providers in the Higher Education sector. Combining the existing regulatory functions of Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), establishing the vision and culture for the new organisation and it will have clear and consistent powers to regulate the sector. It will create and oversee a regulatory environment in higher education which puts the interests of students at the heart of the system, focusing on choice and competition. Its Board membership will reflect the diversity of the higher education system, and will also draw on the expertise of individuals with experience of fostering choice and competition, and of robust financial control.

About the buyer


North Star House

North Star Avenue






Other information


Bidder Training

Bidder Training.pdf

PS16202 – ITQ Questions

PS16202 ITQ questions.pdf

PS16202 Terms

PS16202 Terms.pdf

PS16202 – Price Schedule

PS16202 AW5.2 Price Schedule.pdf

PS16202 – Invitation to Quote

PS16202 Invitation to Quote.pdf

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time.pdf

DO NOT CONTACT THE BUYER TO APPLY FOR THIS PROCUREMENT, PLEASE FOLLOW BELOW INSTRUCTIONS. As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS can use the CCS eSourcing Suite for future procurements. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered Bidder; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk : Telephone: 0345 010 3503 Training documents to support Bidders utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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