Strategic Partnerships Framework for Executive Recruitment and Consultancy Services

Strategic Partnerships Framework for Executive Recruitment and Consultancy Services

The range of support includes consultancy services from organisations and individual consultants.

United Kingdom-Basildon: Recruitment services

2013/S 249-436640

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Central Eastern Commissioning Support Unit (CECSU)
Phoenix Court, Christopher Martin Road
For the attention of: Raj Ragiwala
SS14 3HG Basildon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7584021366
E-mail: raj.ragiwala@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.centraleastercsu.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://centraleasterncsu.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: https://centraleasterncsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: https://centraleasterncsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: https://centraleasterncsu.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Strategic Partnerships Framework for Executive Recruitment and Consultancy Services
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: Clinical Commissioning Groups within the Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Luton Regions of the UK.
NUTS code UK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

CECSU are looking to develop a strategic partnership framework by the appointment of a number of suppliers to support the CECSU in the delivery of services to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), as well as offering CCG’s the opportunity to directly access strategic support and capacity, in particular: Basildon and Brentwood CCG, Castle Point and Rochford CCG, North East Essex CCG, Southend CCG, Thurrock CCG and West Essex CCG.
The range of support includes consultancy services from organisations and individual consultants.
Access can also be given to other CSU’s and CCG’s as listed and updated per the links below:
http://www.england.nhs.uk/about/appointments/csu/

http://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/ccg-directory/

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79400000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Executive Recruitment

1)Short description

The CECSU require executive recruitment services for roles from NHS Pay Band 8 to Very Senior Managers (VSM). The services include search and select, the management of assessment centres and the appointment process such as providing a representative on the interview panel if requested.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000

3)Quantity or scope

The Framework Agreement will be for 4 years.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Consultancy Services

1)Short description

The CECSU require a number of consultancies to provide a variety of services for the
CECSU, the named CCG’s and other CSU’s and CCG’s as per the links in the PQQ tender
document.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

3)Quantity or scope

The Framework Agreement will be for 4 years
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Parent company or other guarantees, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of
security may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to tender for
further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further details will be provided to those who are invited to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to
take a particular legal form or to require one party to undertake primary legal
liability or to require that each party undertakes 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: Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
1) Entering general supplier information. The Commissioning Organisation utilises the Government Procurement Service Supplier Information Database (sid4gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. sid4gov has been developed by Government Procurement Service, in partnership with NQC, following agile development principles to provide a replacement for sid4health
in the first phase, with subsequent developments planned to improve the scope of the questions, scope of user access and integration with other eEnabled applications.
The future vision is to create a single supplier registration portal that will provide one place for suppliers to register and provide information for procurement in support of management information requirements and responses to tenders across the public sector. This portal will also provide public sector buyers with a single place
to access supplier related information in support of market engagement and procurement processes.
Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4gov.
In order to access sid4gov for the first time, you will need to register, providing your individual and organisation details including the relevant DUNs number. The use
of a DUNs number is mandated for registration and will support identification of suppliers across all eEnablement applications. This will help government to improve
data quality throughout procurement and is a key enabler of the policy for transparency. It will also assist in the future development as we integrate across
other applications in support of a single registration process. There is no cost to suppliers in registering for sid4gov or getting a DUNs number.
Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4gov profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result
in the elimination from the procurement process. Please note D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally.
Please register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

For further guidance please visit the following link:
https://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/files/Sid4Gov/Sid4Gov%20supplier

%20user%20guide%20v1.0.pdf
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For further assistance about sid4gov please contact the support team at
sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

2) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This
procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at
https://centraleasterncsu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional

procurement specific information through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should
register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at
Https://centraleasterncsu.bravosolution.co.uk . ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows a) login to the portal b) select “View current
opportunities and notices” c) access the listing related to this contract ,titled North East Essex Direct Access Adult Hearing Services and view details d) click on
Express Interest button iii) Once you have expressed interest, please access the My PQQs / My ITTs page, where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then
publish your reply using the publish button. iv) For any support in submitting your
expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per requirements to complete sid4gov profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4gov profile.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per requirements to complete sid4gov profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
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:

CECSU-186-2013-CSU
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.1.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.1.2014 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

17.2.2014
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in Sterling and completed in English (or full English translation provided at no cost). Any contract entered into
be considered a contract made in England according to English Law and which shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. The commissioning
organisation are not and shall not be liable for any costs by those expressing an interest or concern for this contract opportunity. The commissioning organisation and the host member reserves the right at all times acting in its
absolute discretion, not to award a contract, to make changes to the structure, format, procedures, CPV codes and timing of the procurement process and to cancel or
vary the process in its entirety or any part of it. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not be automatically accepted.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Commissioning Organisation will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to bidders. Where the 10 day period expires on a Saturday or Sunday, or a Bank Holiday, the standstill period will expire at midnight on the next working
day. By way of example only, if the standstill notice is issued on Thursday that standstill period will expire at midnight on the following but one Monday.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.12.2013