Lead Employer Arrangement for Health Education England

Lead Employer Arrangement for Health Education England

Health Education North East (HENE) would like to invite suitably qualified service providers to respond to the ITT for the provision of the Lead Employer arrangement.

Reference number: HEE/NE/002

Deadline date:11/10/2013

This deadline is for… CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RETURNS: 11 OCTOBER 2013 at 12:00 NOON

Contract value:£1,000,000 – £1,300,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

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

Name of the buying organisation: Health Education England


Description of the contract

Health Education North East (HENE) would like to invite suitably qualified service providers to respond to the ITT for the provision of the Lead Employer arrangement. HENE is responsible for approximately 3,000 medical and dental trainees, who need to be employed to undertake their role. Since 1996 the north east region has operated a lead employer model to remove the need for a trainee to change employer and alleviate the duplication of additional employment checks being required by each new employer. The key responsibilities of the LE would be to manage 1900 Specialty trainees and 35 Dental trainees and provide the following service: • Recruitment– involvement in national recruitment processes or managing local recruitment events to fill agreed training posts • Employment checks – to undertake the necessary employment checks required to meet legal requirements, NHS employers guidelines and any specific local requirements • Contractual – issuing appropriate and managing contracts to meet the requirements of employment legislation • Employment Issues – the day to day management of employment issues (e.g. statutory leave, employee health and wellbeing, performance and disciplinary issues – this is not an exhaustive list) • Payroll and recharge – management of the recharging arrangements to each host training organisation and subsequent management of the payroll function for the employees of the Lead Employer We expect that the successful provider will also develop the service to potentially incorporate General Practice trainees (approximately 480) within 12 months of the contract being awarded, and be open to the potential of expanding the arrangement to cover other trainee groups as required. The contract will be awarded 1 December 2013, with a commencement date of 1 April 2014, and the length of the contract will be 4 years, with the potential of extending the contract up to 2 years (4+1+1). An annual budget of between £1m – £1.3m will be made available to the successful organisation which will be negotiated each year depending on the regional requirements and level of activity.


Classification of the contract

79211110 Payroll management services

80000000 Education and training services

79631000 Personnel and payroll services

79600000 Recruitment services

71317200 Health and safety 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: 48 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Cari Llewelyn Jones

Organisation name Health Education England

Address 1st Floor, Blenheim House, Duncombe Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4PL


Extension number:


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How to apply

Please refer to documentation attached for any instructions