Supply of Non Medical Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff – Crown Commercial Service

Supply of Non Medical Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff – Crown Commercial Service

This Framework Agreement comprises of eight (8) lots, listed as followed: Lot 1 — Neutral Vendor Supply, Lot 2 — Master Vendor Supply, Lot 3 — Admin and Clerical Supply, Lot 4 — Corporate Functions Supply, Lot 5 — IT Professionals Supply.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Recruitment services

2014/S 227-401154

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
For the attention of: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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

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

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

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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

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

refer VI.3

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

RM971 The Supply of Non Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Temporary and Fixed Term Staff.

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: 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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 351

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 000 and 2 000 000 000 GBP

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

Crown Commercial Service as the Authority is putting in place a Pan Government collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK Public Sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector bodies have a need for the RM971 The Supply of Non Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Temporary and Fixed Term Staff Framework Agreement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

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 one or more lots

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:

This Framework Agreement is for the Supply of Non Medical Non Clinical temporary and fixed term staff. The Framework Agreement will bring together a comprehensive range of suppliers providing a mix of national and local coverage.
This Framework Agreement comprises of eight (8) lots, listed as followed:
Lot 1 — Neutral Vendor Supply,
Lot 2 — Master Vendor Supply,
Lot 3 — Admin and Clerical Supply,
Lot 4 — Corporate Functions Supply,
Lot 5 — IT Professionals Supply,
Lot 6 — Legal Supply,
Lot 7 — Clinical Coding Supply,
Lot 8 — Ancillary Staff Supply.
Potential Providers may apply to provide the Available Services for all or any combination of Lots. However, the nature of Lot 1 requires the complete neutrality of the Supplier in the provision of the Available Services. Therefore where the Authority concludes a Framework Agreement with a Potential Provider under Lot 1, such a Potential Provider will not be eligible to have a Framework Agreement concluded with it in relation to any other Lot (i.e. Lots 2 to 8 inclusive) The Authority will evaluate first those Tender responses it receives for Lot 1 before it evaluates the Tender responses that it receives with regard to Lots 2-8 inclusive.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 000 and 2 000 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Authority may extend the duration of the Framework Agreement for any period or periods of up to twelve (12) months at a time subject to a maximum of two (2) years in total from the expiry of the initial Framework Agreement.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Neutral Vendor Supply

1)Short description

A Neutral Vendor does not supply any Temporary Workers directly from their own resource pool and will use an approved supply chain in the execution of the contract. For the Customer receiving the Service, the provision is seamless and the Customer contracts only with the Neutral Vendor and not with the supply chain directly.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Neutral Vendor will manage supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies in all job categories as detailed in Appendix A – Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender, for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers.
The Supplier shall ensure that its sourcing of Temporary Workers via suppliers is managed in a fair, open and transparent manner which will be assessable and open to audit by the Authority.
The Supplier shall be responsible for managing all Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies that it utilises in relation to provision of Services under this Framework Agreement, to ensure that the services provided by each Employment Business and Employment Agency are:
a)delivered in the manner and to the performance standards required by the obligations contained within this Framework Agreement and any Call-Off Agreement entered into pursuant to it
b)Compliant with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Potential Providers may apply to provide the Available Services for all or any combination of Lots. However, the nature of Lot 1 requires the complete neutrality of the Supplier in the provision of the Available Services. Therefore where the Authority concludes a Framework Agreement with a Potential Provider under Lot 1, such a Potential Provider will not be eligible to have a Framework Agreement concluded with it in relation to any other Lot (i.e. Lots 2 to 8 inclusive) The Authority will evaluate first those Tender responses it receives for Lot 1 before it evaluates the Tender responses that it receives with regard to Lots 2-8 inclusive.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Master Vendor Supply

1)Short description

A Master Vendor takes overall responsibility for providing Customers with their temporary worker needs. The Master Vendor will provide Temporary Workers directly or make up any shortfall by managing supplementary supply from an approved Subcontractor supply chain in line with Framework Agreement Schedule 7: Subcontractors. The customer contracts only with the Master Vendor, and the Master Vendor is responsible for their supply chain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

A Master Vendor takes overall responsibility for providing Customers with their Temporary Worker needs. The Master Vendor will provide Temporary Workers directly from their own resource pool and may make up any shortfall by managing supplementary supply from an approved Subcontractor supply chain in line with Framework Agreement Schedule 7: Sub-Contractor(s). The Customer contracts only with the Master Vendor, and the Master Vendor is responsible for their Supply Chain.
The Master Vendor will manage supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A – Person Specification) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Admin & Clerical Supply

1)Short description

The service is for the supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Admin & Clerical Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers. The Supplier must cover all roles related to this lot as described by Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall from their own resource pool of Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from Sub-Contractor(s) as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Corporate Functions Supply

1)Short description

The service is for the supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Corporate Functions Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers. The Supplier must cover all roles related to this lot as described by Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall from their own resource pool of Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from Sub-Contractor(s) as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: IT Professionals Supply

1)Short description

The service is for the supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) IT Professionals Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers. The Supplier must cover all roles related to this lot as described by Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall from their own resource pool of Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from Sub-Contractor(s) as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: Legal Supply

1)Short description

The service is for the supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Legal Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers. The Supplier must cover all roles related to this lot as described by Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender.
The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall in Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from any other approved Employment Businesses or Employment Agencies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall from their own resource pool of Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from Sub-Contractor(s) as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: Clinical Coding Supply

1)Short description

The service is for the supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Clinical Coding Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — (Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers. The Supplier must cover all roles related to this lot as described by Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall from their own resource pool of Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from Sub-Contractor(s) as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8Lot title: Ancillary Staff Supply

1)Short description

The service is for the supply of Non-Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Ancillary Staff Temporary Workers from both Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies (as detailed in Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender) for temporary assignments or fixed term employment or engagement by Customers. The Supplier must cover all roles related to this lot as described by Appendix A — Person Specifications of Attachment 10 — Annex A to Part A Framework Schedule 2 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79612000, 79622000, 79610000, 79620000, 79623000, 85100000, 79621000

3)Quantity or scope

The Supplier has the option of making up any shortfall from their own resource pool of Temporary Workers by managing supplementary supply from Sub-Contractor(s) as outlined in Framework Agreement Schedule 7 (Sub-Contractor(s)), and in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Supplier will be responsible for the compliance of the Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial capability may be required by the Authority if considered appropriate. Potential Providers will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement process.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

No special legal form is required but where consortia are successful in this procurement process, the Authority may require a consortium to form a corporate legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Potential Providers’ Tenders will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended – implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC-,on the basis of information provided in response to the Authority’s Invitation to Tender ‘ITT’.
Registering for access
This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the primary route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers.
If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for Non Medical Non Clinical NMNC. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
To register, you will need to:

1. Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Select ‘Click here to register!’
3. Read and agree to the portal user agreement
4. Complete the registration form, providing information including:
— The full legal name of your organisation
— Your company registration number
— Your DUNS number-a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun & Bradstreet
— User and contact details
Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the Invitation to Tender ITT, DO NOT repeat the above as this will create a new separate account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing account via ‘Profile’ ‘User Management’ ‘Users’.
Expressing an interest
To express your interest in this procurement you will need to:

1.Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing tool https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

2.On the dashboard there is a ‘quick links’ portlet – click on ‘My ITTs’
3.On the next screen click on ‘ITTs open to all suppliers’
4.The Non Medical Non Clinical NMNC ITT Invitation to Tender will be displayed. Note: There may also be other events listed on here. Click on the Non Medical Non Clinical NMNC ITT name
5.Click on ‘Express Interest’ at the top of the next screen
6. You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution eSourcing tool.

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at help@bravosolution.co.uk please note there is no direct phone number option.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Providers’ Tenders will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on
the basis of information provided in the Potential Providers’ Tenders.
The ITT can be accessed at: https:/crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk taking into account, the instructions detailed in III.2.1
The Authority uses a credit reference agency (currently Experian) as the first step in determining financial risk in relation to Potential Providers’ Tenders. The Authority will request an Experian financial risk score based on the information provided by Potential Providers in response to the Selection Questionnaire in the ITT. The report provided by Experian will be used to determine the level of financial risk the Potential Provider represents.
In assessing the financial risk represented by Potential Providers, the Authority may take into account any of the following information:
a) a statement of its turnover, profit and loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading;
b) a statement of its cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining its current cash and credit position; and/or
c) an alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

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

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:

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 62-103857 of 28.3.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.1.2015 – 13:00
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

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

Potential Providers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, The Authority intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Framework Agreement concluded, subject to possible redactions in accordance with the Law. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a specific contract under the Framework Agreement (a Contracting Body), to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions in accordance with the Law. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-government-procurement-service/transparency-and-accountability/transparency-procurement

The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to conclude a Framework Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement process; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by thePotential Providers in respect of their participation in this procurement process. If the Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful Potential Providers(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of specific contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to the concluding of the Framework Agreement is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Providers. Any specific contracts awarded under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework Agreement between a successful Potential Provider a Contracting Body. The Authority and other Contracting Bodies utilising the Framework Agreement reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the Framework Agreement and an e-auction may be used to carry out a further competition stage. The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders (award of specific contracts) under the Framework Agreement. The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to Potential Providers any business through this Framework Agreement. Potential Providers are advised that Transfer of Undertakings for the Protection of Employment TUPE Laws may apply at Call Off Level of this Framework. The Authority wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/na-classification/national-accounts-sector-classification/index.html

Local Authorities
http://openlylocal.com/councils/all www.ubico.co.uk Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council.

NDPBs https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

National Parks Authorities

http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Police Forces in the United Kingdom

http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

NHS Bodies England

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-careservices/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Scottish Information Commissioner
Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland
Scottish Commission for Human Rights
Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland
Standards Commission for Scotland
Scottish Local Authorities

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies

http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=members

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/aboutus/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police

http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/

Scottish Housing Associations

http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) – Scotland

http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools
Primary Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?

schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search
Secondary Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?

schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search
Special Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?

schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search
Scottish Public Bodies
National Records of Scotland
Historic Scotland
Disclosure Scotland
Registers of Scotland
Scottish Qualification Authority
Scottish Courts Service
Scottish Prison Service
Transport Scotland
The Scottish Government Core Directorates
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
Scottish Police Authority
National Museums of Scotland
Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Legal Aid Board
Scottish Natural Heritage
Skills Development Scotland
Visit Scotland
Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeenshire Council
Angus Council
Argyll and Bute Council
City of Edinburgh Council
Clackmannanshire Council
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Dundee City Council
East Ayrshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Lothian Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Falkirk Council
Fife Council
Glasgow City Council
Highland Council
Inverclyde Council
Midlothian Council
Moray Council, The
North Ayrshire Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Orkney Islands Council
Perth and Kinross Council
Renfrewshire Council
Scottish Borders Council
Shetland Islands Council
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
Stirling Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Lothian Council
Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service
Fife Fire and Rescue Service
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service
Tayside Fire and Rescue Service
Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)
NHS 24
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Borders
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Fife
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Grampian
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Health Scotland
NHS Highland
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Lothian
NHS Orkney
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
NHS Shetland
NHS Tayside
NHS Western Isles
Scottish Ambulance Service
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
The State Hospital for Scotland
Aberdeen College
Adam Smith College
Angus College
Anniesland College
Ayr College
Banff and Buchan College
Barony College
Borders College
Cardonald College
Carnegie College
Central College of Commerce
Clydebank College
Coatbridge College
Cumbernauld College
Dumfries and Galloway College
Dundee College
Edinburghs Telford College
Elmwood College
Forth Valley College
Glasgow College of Nautical Studies
Glasgow Metropolitan College
Inverness College
James Watt College
Jewel and Esk College
John Wheatley College
Kilmarnock College
Langside College
Lews Castle College
Moray College
Motherwell College
Newbattle Abbey College
North Glasgow College
North Highland College
Oatridge College
Orkney College
Perth College
Reid Kerr College
Sabhal Mor Ostaig
Shetland College
South Lanarkshire College
Stevenson College
Stow College
West Lothian College
Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow School of Art
Heriot-Watt University
Queen Margaret University
Robert Gordon University
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Scottish Agricultural College
UHI Millennium Institute
University of Aberdeen
University of Abertay Dundee
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of the West of Scotland
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Office of Scottish Charity Regulator
Forestry Commission Scotland
Audit Scotland
Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local
Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations – Registered Social Landlords Wales
NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/search.lsim?sr=0&nh=10&cs=iso-8859-1&sc=nidirectcms&
sm=0&mt=1&ha=nidirect-cms&cat=Banner&qt=SCHOOLS
Universities in Northern Ireland

http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm#colleges

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose
of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this
notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3
of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of
individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed
above in this section VI.3 of this notice
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section
VI.3 of this notice
From 2nd April 2014 the Government has introduced its new Government Security Classifications (GSC)
classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key
aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All Potential Providers
should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to
the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

For the Authority to conclude a framework agreement with the Potential Provider, it will be essential for the Potential Provider to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme, introduced in June 2014. This scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, provides organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat that come from the internet.

Potential Providers can view the details of the Cyber Essentials Scheme at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

From 1.10.2014, suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services. The easiest way to demonstrate that the Cyber Essentials requirements are met is to gain the Cyber Essentials certificate and this is also likely to be the cheapest way to demonstrate compliance.
The Cyber Essentials Assurance Framework, leading to the award of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates for organisations, has been designed in consultation with SMEs, including the Federation for Small Business, to be ‘light-touch’ and achievable at low cost. The two options give organisations a choice over the level of assurance they wish to gain and the cost of doing so. This scheme offers the right balance between providing additional assurance of an organisation’s commitment to implementing cyber security to third parties, while retaining a simple and low cost mechanism for doing so.
The need to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme will extend to Sub-Contractors of the Supplier where such Sub-Contractors are involved, on behalf of the Supplier, in the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services. The Supplier and any Sub-Contractors will need to renew their evidence of Cyber Essentials compliance at least annually.
Please refer to the CCS website:

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/supplier-guidance-supporting-information/complaints-during-procurement-process

for information about how complaints are handled during the procurement process.

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:

21.11.2014