Permanent Recruitment 2 – UK Public Sector Framework – Market Engagement

Permanent Recruitment 2 – UK Public Sector Framework – Market Engagement

Crown Commercial Service, as the authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of permanent recruitment services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Recruitment services

2020/S 188-455082

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Permanent Recruitment 2


Reference number: RM6229

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000 Recruitment services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:


Crown Commercial Service, as the authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of permanent recruitment services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies. This will be the replacement agreement for RM6002 permanent recruitment solutions and will support the hiring needs of UK central government departments including arms-length bodies (ALBs) and all other public sector bodies across the wider public sector.

It is anticipated that permanent recruitment 2 will provide permanent and supporting services including, but not limited to:

— general recruitment,

— executive search,

— recruitment process outsourcing (RPO),

— talent mapping,

— testing and assessment centres.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79610000 Placement services of personnel
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Permanent recruitment 2.


II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:


This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the recruitment market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during September 2020 to January 2021 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [].

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.

The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over 4 years.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

[The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.]

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official/Sensitive. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6229 Schedule, ‘Security Requirement and Plan’, to meet RM6229 requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.


VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: