Selection and Executive Assessment Services for Ofsted

Selection and Executive Assessment Services for Ofsted

Profession / Area — Inspection, Role/Level — Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector (30 positions), Her Majesty’s Inspector (80 positions), Regulatory Inspection Manager (6 positions), Regulatory Inspector (30 positions).

United Kingdom-Manchester: Recruitment services

2014/S 201-355800

Simplified contract notice on a dynamic purchasing system

This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills
6th Floor, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
For the attention of: Matthew Pitcher
M1 2WD Manchester
Telephone: +44 3000131157

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

Selection and Executive Assessment Services for Ofsted.

II.2)Type of contract


II.3)Short description of the specific contract:

Ofsted requires a partner to assist with the assessment and selection of candidates for inspector roles and traditional senior civil service posts.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79630000, 79635000

II.5)Quantity or scope of the specific contract:

The following list gives an indication of the vacancies that could potentially be offered to the external suppliers, but others may also arise during the November 2014 — October 2015 period.
Profession / Area — Inspection, Role/Level — Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector (30 positions), Her Majesty’s Inspector (80 positions), Regulatory Inspection Manager (6 positions), Regulatory Inspector (30 positions).
Estimated Time of Engagement — November 2014 to October 2015.
This procurement exercise to support filling the above positions will be offered to suppliers via the Executive Search and Assessment Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Ref:PS-2014-ES Services — Lot 2.
Therefore, if not already done so, any organisations wishing to compete for the above or future opportunities must first of all apply to be accepted onto the DPS.
Details of how to apply to join the Dynamic Purchasing System can be found at V1.1 (Additional Information).
For information, to be included in any procurement opportunity for the above mentioned post your DPS application must reach us no later than 30.10.2014.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 and 400 000 GBP

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedureOpen
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:

IV.2.2)Previous publication (Contract Notice) providing more information about the dynamic purchasing system

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 39-065129 of 25.2.2014

IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract

30.10.2014 – 12:00

IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Additional information:

Ofsted is using the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing (e-Tendering) tool for this requirement. Consequently formal applications are to be submitted by completing an on-line Questionnaire. Information about the e-Sourcing tool/application can be obtained from

This opportunity is being tendered through the Executive Search, Selection and Executive Assessment Dynamic Purchasing System reference PS-2014-ES Services — Lot 2.
Economic operators who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access the on-line Questionnaire (Indicative Tender (bid). If an email response is not received please check your spam filters.
Applications not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. (When requesting access to the online Questionnaire, please notify the Authority if you have any accessibility issues (disabilities), which may prevent you from providing a high quality response using the e-sourcing tool/application. All communications shall be in English. Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from the DPS will be considered as a contract made in England according to English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The Authority does not bind itself to accept any Indicative Tender (bid) and reserves the right to accept any part of the Indicative Tender (bid) unless the tenderer expressly stipulates to the contrary. The Race Relations Act 1976, as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 (RRA), gives the Authority a statutory duty to promote race equality. In order to fully comply with its duty under the RRA, the Authority will take steps to ensure that its procurement activity and resulting contracts also promote race equality.
The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the DPS process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the competition; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. There can be no guarantee of subsequent call-off contracts being awarded, any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this DPS will form a separate contract under the scope of this DPS between the supplier and the specific requesting other Contracting Body.
The Authority has established a DPS for use by the following Contracting Bodies and UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these bodies) Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
The government departments detailed in the following list are likely to use the DPS, which includes ‘the Ministry of Defence and its agencies, trading funds and non departmental public bodies’ as well as any other UK government department listed in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Public Sector Classification Guide, which is updated monthly and can be found at the following link:

The Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SME’s). However the evaluation of Indicative Tender (bid)s will be based solely on the criteria set out for the DPS.

VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice: