Recruitment Research Contract

Recruitment Research Contract

Research into how best to attract, induct, and retain Senior Civil Service external hires.

RM3651 L0350 – Research into how best to attract, induct, and retain Senior Civil Service external hires

Reference number:RM3651 L0350

Deadline date:23/05/2014

This deadline is for…Submission of Tenders. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.

Contract value:£0 – £0

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

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Crown Commercial Service (on behalf of Cabinet Office)

Description of the contract

The Civil Service needs to recruit the best civil servants, regardless of their background. Whilst there has been an increase in the number of external appointees to the Civil Service, there is further to go to make this the norm. The successful provider will report to the Minister for the Cabinet Office with recommendations on how best to attract, induct, and retain senior (Senior Civil Servant) external hires in to the Civil Service. Please see attached document for full description.


Classification of the contract

73100000Research and experimental development 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:2 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameChris Redford

Organisation nameCrown Commercial Service

AddressRoom 3.03 3rd Floor, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ

Telephone020 7276 6081

Extension number:


How to apply

To participate in any possible future procurement which results from this Request For Information, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at 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 at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express an interest for the Insert Title This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement (Research into how to optimise the value and impact of new senior hires into the Civil Service) and the RM reference number (RM3651 L0350). • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will then process this email and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Invitation to Tender will be issued by close of play on 15/05/14 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date. The deadline date for submission of proposals will be 23/05/14 – Noon. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: