Recruitment Service (Temporary Labour) Framework

Recruitment Service (Temporary Labour) Framework

This tender is for the provision of a single framework agreement for a recruitment service for temporary labour for the Sharing In Growth programmes in accordance with the specification in the invitation to tender document.

UK-Sheffield: Recruitment services

2013/S 048-078265

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Lynne Ford
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142222172
E-mail: lynne.ford@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Ltd
I.3)Main activity

Education
Other: Sharing in Growth UK Ltd is financed by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund. Its sole purpose is to support the development of gas turbine supply chain manufacturers
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Ltd a company registered in England (company number 08264809) whose registered office is at C/O Rolls-Royce Plc Moor Land, Derby, England, DE24 8BJ (SIG)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

200/MVT Sharing in Growth Programme Recruitment Service (Temporary Labour) Framework
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sheffield/Rotherham, Derby and throughout the UK.
NUTS code UKE32

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 56
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This is a voluntary advertisement as the services fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. As such all stages of the tender process will not be subject to the requirements of the Regulations except those applicable to Part B services.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This tender is for the provision of a single framework agreement for a recruitment service for temporary labour for the Sharing In Growth programmes in accordance with the specification in the invitation to tender document. The period of the framework will be from 4.2013 to 31.12.2017 with the option to extend by one further year.
Two programmes are proposed, one to address aerospace and the other to focus on the nuclear supply chain. With substantial funding from the Regional Growth Fund, the aerospace programme will be lead by Sharing in Growth UK Ltd in Derby and nuclear lead by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Centre (The University of Sheffield) in Rotherham, both supported by Rolls-Royce. The programmes will provide concentrated training and development tailored to the assessed needs of each supplier and targeted at world class standards of performance.
The roles the Authority expects to recruit are as follows and the successful supplier must be able to provide all of these skill-sets with experience in the aerospace and/or nuclear industry. At least two thirds of the requirement is for specialist engineering roles.
Value Engineers
Manufacturing Engineering Programme Managers
Manufacturing Engineers
Purchasing Specialists
Administration Support Roles (SiG only) including Training and Contract Administrators and Finance analysts
The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. Each organization (Sharing and Growth UK Ltd and The University of Sheffield) will place separate call-off orders for their own requirements. They will each have their own ordering and invoicing systems and their own contract managers which will act as a single point of contact for each organization. In addition, where Beneficiaries have been approved by UoS, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF).
This is a Voluntary advertisement as the services to which the procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations) and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. As such, all stages of the tender process will not be subject to the requirements of the Regulations except those applicable to Part B services. Although the Authority intends that the tender process will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure in certain respects, for the avoidance of doubt the Authority is not running the process as though the open procedure applies, and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.
The closing date for return of tenders through the in-tend system is 20.3.2013 at 12 noon (UK time)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Framework agreement as described in Invitation to tender documents
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per tender documents obtainable from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per tender documents obtainable from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documents obtainable from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderer will need to demonstrate a turnover of £40m per annum for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Tenderer will need to demonstrate a turnover of £40m per annum for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderer will need to provide evidence of a sufficient volume of comparable placements in the last 2 years as follows:
Value Engineers – at least 20 FTEs (Full Time equivalents) in each of the last 2 years
Manufacturing Engineering Programme Managers – at least 10 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Manufacturing Engineers – at least 11 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Purchasing Specialists – at least 15 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Administration Support Roles including Training and Contract Administrators and Finance analysts – at least 4 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Tenderer will need to provide evidence of a sufficient volume of comparable placements in the last 2 years as follows:
Value Engineers – at least 20 FTEs (Full Time equivalents) in each of the last 2 years
Manufacturing Engineering Programme Managers – at least 10 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Manufacturing Engineers – at least 11 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Purchasing Specialists – at least 15 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
Administration Support Roles including Training and Contract Administrators and Finance analysts – at least 4 FTEs in each of the last 2 years
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

200/MVT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.3.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20.3.2013 – 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

This is a voluntary advertisement as the services to which the procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations) and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. As such, all stages of the tender process will not be subject to the requirements of the Regulations except those applicable to Part B services. Although the Authority intends that the tender process will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure in certain respects, for the avoidance of doubt the Authority is not running the process as though the open procedure applies, and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.
Our intention is to create a single framework agreement for the specialist temporary labour required to support two Sharing In Growth programmes which are supported by the Regional Growth Fund. The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. Each organisation (Sharing in Growth UK Ltd and The University of Sheffield) will place separate call off orders for their own requirements. They will each have their own ordering and invoicing systems and their own contract managers which will act as a single point of contact for each organisation. In addition, where beneficiaries have been approved by the University of Sheffield, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF). Bidders are referred to schedule 1 which sets out particular conditions on ordering, invoicing and payment for each organisation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.3.2013