External Recruitment of Finance Professionals

ABN/C/1213 – External Recruitment of Finance Professionals

DWP is acting on behalf of the Government Finance Profession to procure consultancy for recruitment of professionally qualified accountants and part qualified accountants.

Reference number: UI_DWP_100860

Deadline date:26/07/2013

This deadline is for… Receipt of Completed Tender Form

Contract value:£0 – £400,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London The Authority’s expectations is that the successful bidder will be able to provide recruitment services across a wide geographical dimensions to include Leeds, Warrington and Sheffield.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department for Work and Pensions (PTS South)


Description of the contract

DWP is acting on behalf of the Government Finance Profession to procure consultancy for recruitment of professionally qualified accountants and part qualified accountants. The first recruitment under this contract may be open to advert in September 2013 and therefore initial activity to plan the exercise, design, advertising, set up a microsite etc. Previously, recruitment has mainly been by individual departments, with two joined-up exercises led by DWP. There is a need to put in place an initial contract for one year with the option to extend for a further twelve months up to a maximum of three years. This contract is to recruit to the Government Finance Profession. It will be let and managed by DWP but other government departments will have access to it, and indeed there could be exercises that take place that DWP does not itself recruit through. Interested parties should note that this requirement is categorised as a Part B service, hence does not fall under the full EU regulations. Publication is for the department to meet its transparency obligations and in the spirit of good practise for Public Sector Procurement. To be included in this Tender exercise, interested parties should register using the following link: http://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.



Classification of the contract

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 02/09/2013 – 01/09/2014


Who to contact

Contact name Cedric Tasheira

Organisation name Department for Work and Pensions (PTS South)

Address Department for Work & Pensions, Profesional Services Team, Caxton House, Fifth Floor, 6 – 12 Tothill Street , London, SW1H 9NA


Extension number:


Web address www.dwp.gov.uk


How to apply

Potential Suppliers should view, download and upload documents via Bravo Solutions. The Invitation to Tender documents is available on Bravo for completion. If you are not a Bravo registered supplier you need to register with Bravo to bid using the following link: https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml Bravo has a designated helpline number: 0800 3684850, or alternatively an email address: help@bravosolution.co.uk Once registered Interested bidders should also familiarise themselves with the Authority’s document: “Instructions to Potential Suppliers” which contains information of the procurement exercise