Recruitment Services Framework – Invitation to Tender

Recruitment Services Framework – Invitation to Tender

This will include, but not be limited to: Permanent; Fixed Term (typically one (1) year); Temporary; Maternity Cover.

United Kingdom-Blyth: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2017/S 165-340135

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Offshore House, Albert Street
NE24 1LZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Sheena Thomson
Telephone: +44 3330041418
NUTS code: UKC
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: offshore renewable energy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Recruitment Services Framework.

Reference number: DN295703

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this ITT is to assist ORE Catapult in establishing a Recruitment Services Framework by appointing a number of professional, reliable recruitment agencies to meet their ongoing recruitment requirements.

It is anticipated that a maximum of four (4) recruitment agencies will be appointed to the Framework. However, ORE Catapult reserves the right to appoint fewer or more than this number if deemed to be in their best interests.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is ORE Catapult’s intention to utilise this Framework to replace staff in situations of turnover at their sites in both Glasgow and Blyth. This will include, but not be limited to:

— Permanent;

— Fixed Term (typically one (1) year);

— Temporary;

— Maternity Cover;

— Sick Leave Cover;

— Apprentices;

— Trainees;

— Casual; and

— Contractors.

Tenderers shall be required to provide, as a minimum, the following services:

— Response handling,

— Provision of short lists,

— Appraisals of candidates,

— Candidate feedback,

— Notification of successful and unsuccessful applications,

— Full audit trail.

Although requirements will vary, it is expected that a wide range of disciplines may need to be recruited. Tenderers must be able to accommodate disciplines for both sites which are specific to the Offshore Renewables Sector. These requirements shall range from Junior positions to Senior Management positions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of this Recruitment Services Framework will be for an initial period of two (2) years with the option to extend the duration for up to a further twenty four (24) months. This option for extension will be at the sole discretion of the ORE Catapult and shall be subject to satisfactory performance of the appointed recruitment agencies.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 03/10/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/10/2017
Local time: 12:05

Inovo, 121 George Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

The Opening of tenders will be undertaken by two (2) members of the ORE Catapult Procurement and Commercial Team.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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