Supply of Recruitment Services (Care and Support)

Supply of Recruitment Services (Care and Support)

The purpose of this framework agreement is to provide Recruitment Services for members of PfH who require permanent or temporary Care and Support staff.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Recruitment services

2013/S 144-250694

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Way, Woolston Grange Avenue, Birchwood
For the attention of: Anita McAllister
WA2 0YL Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Fax: +44 8458645115

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA26067

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

Other: Procurement Consortium
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk/about_us/OJEUframework_permissible_users

Section II: Object of the contract

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

The Supply of Recruitment Services (Care and Support).
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: Throughout the United Kingdom.
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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 880 000 and 480 000 000 GBP

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

The purpose of this framework agreement is to provide Recruitment Services for members of PfH who require permanent or temporary Care and Support staff.
Procurement for Housing is working in conjunction with a number of their members in developing this framework agreement to meet their immediate requirements for the provision of Care and Support staff. Committed spend on award of this framework is currently within the region of 5-20 million per annum, although members do hold the right to remove this commitment if they choose to do so.
PfH is seeking to appoint a number of recruitment agencies that consistently meet the highest professional levels of performance and conduct. The providers will need to deliver high quality, control and effective monitoring to ensure safeguarding of vulnerable people with whom PfH members work, whilst also meeting all requirements both geographically and by job description.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=106359

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.myTenders.org/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=106359

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

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:

The Procurement for Housing (PfH) framework agreement for the provision of care and support recruitment services will be split into 24 lots, defined by both job role and region. The agreement will cover 8 regional areas; National, South East England, South West England, Midlands, Central England and East Anglia, Wales, Northern England and Scotland. Each regional area will be split into three lots covering three specific job roles; care staff, support staff and registered nurses.
Lot Numbers 1,4,7,10,13,16,19 & 22 – Support Staff.
This will include the provision of recruitment services for temporary and permanent support staff.
Lot Numbers 2,5,8,11,14,17,20 & 23 – Care Staff.
This will include the provision of recruitment services for temporary and permanent care staff.
Lot Numbers 3,6,9,12,15,18,21 & 24 – Registered Nurses.
This will include the provision of recruitment services for temporary and permanent registered nurses.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 880 000 and 480 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 002 Lot title: National Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required nationwide.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required nationwide.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 003 Lot title: National Registered Nurse

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required nationwide.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 79610000, 79600000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required nationwide.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 004 Lot title: South East England Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the South East England region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the South East England region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 005 Lot title: South East England Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the South East England region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the South East England region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 006 Lot title: South East England Registered Nurse

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in the South East England region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in the South East England region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 007 Lot title: South West England Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the South West England region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the South West England region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 008 Lot title: South West England Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the South West England region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the South West England region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 009 Lot title: South West England Registered Nurse

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in the South West England region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in the South West England region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 010 Lot title: Midlands Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the Midlands region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the Midlands region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 011 Lot title: Midlands Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the Midlands region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the Midlands region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 012 Lot title: Midlands Registered Nurse Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nurse staff. This service will be required in the Midlands region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nurse staff. This service will be required in the Midlands region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 013 Lot title: Central England and East Anglia Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the Central England & Anglia region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in the Central England & Anglia region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 015 Lot title: Central England and East Anglia Registered Nurse

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing. This service will be required in the Central England & Anglia region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing. This service will be required in the Central England & Anglia region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 014 Lot title: Central England and East Anglia Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the Central England & Anglia region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in the Central England & Anglia region.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 016 Lot title: Wales Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in Wales.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in Wales.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 017 Lot title: Wales Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in Wales.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in Wales.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 018 Lot title: Wales Registered Nurse

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in Wales.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in Wales.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 019 Lot title: Northern England Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in Northern England.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in Northern England.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 020 Lot title: Northern England Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in Northern England.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in Northern England.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 022 Lot title: Scotland Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in Scotland.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required in Scotland.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 023 Lot title: Scotland Care Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in Scotland.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary care staff. This service will be required in Scotland.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 024 Lot title: Scotland Registered Nursing Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in Scotland.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in Scotland.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 021 Lot title: Northern England Registered Nurse

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in Northern England.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary registered nursing staff. This service will be required in Northern England.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 001 Lot title: National Support Staff

1)Short description

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required nationwide.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79620000, 79610000, 79624000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of recruitment services for permanent or temporary support staff. This service will be required nationwide.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
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 may be required if Procurement for Housing deem necessary.
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:

A single member of any grouping/consortium of suppliers will be required to accept prime contractorship.
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: (1) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Envisaged minimum number 5
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:

AMc/Care&Support/2013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 26.8.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.8.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

31.10.2013
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:106359)
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 authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address of the contracting authority of this contract notice. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the public contract regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to action in the high court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.7.2013