Recruitment Solutions for Healthcare Workers

Recruitment Solutions for Healthcare Workers

HealthTrust Europe is seeking to renew its existing Framework Agreement for National and International Permanent Recruitment.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Recruitment services

2019/S 227-557304

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (‘UHCW’)
Postal address: 19 George Road, Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Legate
E-mail: Richard.legate@htepg.com
Telephone: +44 8458875000
Internet address(es):Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National and International Permanent Recruitment Solutions with Recruitment Process Optimisation

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

HealthTrust Europe is seeking to renew its existing framework agreement for National and International Permanent Recruitment. The scope of the framework agreement shall be recruitment solutions for national, international, bank, fixed-term and permanent healthcare workers. Healthcare workers includes doctors (inc.GPs), nurses, allied health professionals and health science services, as a minimum.

Lot 1a: shall facilitate national recruitment of bank, fixed-term and permanent candidates for placement within the United Kingdom; Lot 1a will also include recruitment process optimisation and associated workforce consultancy services (please see Section II.2.4) for more information);

Lot 1b shall facilitate international recruitment of permanent candidates for placement within the United Kingdom.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

National Recruitment Solutions for UK Bank, Fixed-Term, and Permanent Healthcare Workers with Recruitment Process Optimisation

Lot No: Lot 1a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79414000
79600000
79610000
79620000
79622000
79624000
79625000
85144100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot facilitates national permanent recruitment for doctors (inc.GPs), nurses, allied health professionals, health science services, social workers, healthcare assistants/care support workers/domiciliary care in addition to all other registered healthcare professional job roles required within the United Kingdom. This includes all specialisms, bands and grades of healthcare workers.

The scope of Lot 1a also includes an option for support with all or part of a beneficiary’s permanent recruitment workforce project. This is referred to as a Recruitment Process Optimisation (‘RPO’) option, with associated workforce consultancy services.

RPO with associated workforce consultancy services may be used to outsource a beneficiary’s internal recruitment function to an approved external provider for bank, fixed-term and permanent recruitment and can be utilised in conjunction with the delivery of a specific national recruitment project with a supplier through this framework.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement Information

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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

Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP

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 initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Recruitment Solutions for International Permanent Healthcare Workers

Lot No: Lot 1b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79622000
79624000
79625000
85144100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of Lot 1b provides access to a range of suppliers with expertise in delivering international projects to maximise workforce planning through uptake of permanent employment by Healthcare Workers. This can be achieved by utilising effective resourcing campaigns within the United Kingdom, European Union (‘EU’), European Economic Area (‘EEA’) and outside the EEA in alignment to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

This lot facilitates international permanent recruitment for doctors (inc.GPs), nurses, allied health professionals and health science services job roles required within the United Kingdom. This includes all specialisms, bands and grades of healthcare workers. Awarded suppliers must be able to support beneficiaries with their requirements to permanently recruit healthcare workers internationally.

Terms and Conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of Expressions of Interest and Procurement Information.

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button.

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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

Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP

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 initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).

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

List and brief description of conditions:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 70
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: 23/12/2019
Local time: 13:00
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 29/05/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

HTE is a central purchasing body who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW. Notwithstanding HTE’s relationship with UHCW, it is HTE conducting this tender exercise and will execute the resultant framework agreement with successful bidders. The bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the UK as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as may be updated from time to time. In particular, the following entities in the UK (particularly those of a health and/or social care nature) are envisaged as framework agreement users:

(1) All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to:

(i) Acute Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx);

(ii) Health and Care Trusts (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(iii) Mental Health Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx);

(iv) Clinical Commissioning Groups (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx);

(v) Ambulance Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(vi) Area Teams (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx);

(vii) Special Health Authorities (http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx);

(viii) NHS England; and

(ix) Clinical Senates and Strategic Clinical Networks.

(2) All NHS Bodies in Wales, including but not limited to all:

(i) Health Boards;

(ii) NHS Trusts;

(iii) the National Delivery Group;

(iv) Community Health Councils; and

(v) NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (as listed at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure).

(3) All NHS Bodies in Northern Ireland (known as Health and Social Care), including but not limited to:

(i) Health and Social Care Trusts (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=Trust);

(ii) Health Agencies (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=health+agencies);

(iii) hospitals (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=hospitals); and

(iv) the Health and Social Care Board.

(4) Social enterprises undertaking some or all of the previous service provider functions of contracting authorities in relation to health and/or social care services (including charitable incorporated organisations, cooperatives, industrial and provident societies and community interest companies listed on the Companies House WebCheck service);

(5) Ministerial departments and non-ministerial departments of central Government, non-departmental agencies and other public bodies and public corporations (as listed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations);

(6) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations within the UK, including but not limited to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public Bodies (as listed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well as the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (as listed at: http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-itworks/Pages/governance-of-wales.aspx);

(7) All local authorities (as listed at: http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/Start.do?mode=1);

(8) The Ministry of Defence (as detailed at:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence).

This list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and associated organisation created due to any organisational changes. This framework agreement will be open to any bodies or organisations operating in the UK of a health, and/or social care nature or which have a similar procurement need and/or any UK based central government authority listed at Annex I of Directive

2014/24/EU, in respect of any goods or services to any of the above listed organisation.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP
Postal address: 15 George Road, Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458875000Internet address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP
Postal address: 15 George Road, Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458875000

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

HTE will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/11/2019