Supply Teacher Framework Hertfordshire

Supply Teacher Framework Hertfordshire

Herts for Learning is currently out to procurement for the provision of a call-off framework of preferred suppliers.

United Kingdom-Stevenage: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2019/S 208-507922

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Herts for Learning Ltd
Postal address: Postal Point SROB201 Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Town: Stevenage
NUTS code: UKH23
Postal code: SG1 2FQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
Telephone: +44 1992588668
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


HCC 10/19 — Provision of Supply Teacher Framework for Herts for Learning

Reference number: HFL0100

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Herts for Learning is currently out to procurement for the provision of a call-off framework of preferred suppliers to be used by all Herts for Learning client schools and settings to provide suitably qualified, compliant staffing solutions on short notice. Contractors must provide an REC audited education certificate or APSCO Compliance + accreditation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Herts for Learning is currently out to procurement for the provision of a call-off framework of preferred suppliers to be used by all Herts for Learning client schools and settings to provide suitably qualified, compliant staffing solutions on short notice. Contractors must provide an REC audited education certificate or APSCO compliance + accreditation contractors must be able to provide supply staff to schools in at least two districts of Hertfordshire within 1 hour or agreed placement or before the start of the school day. The framework will be set up for a period of 4 years and it is envisaged that the preferred supplier list will consist of a maximum of 4-6 contractors which will provide collective geographical coverage for the whole county. The estimated total value of the framework agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice The framework agreement will be awarded for a term of 4 years] years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant framework agreement and Herts for Learning will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established framework agreement. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any framework agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

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: 60 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: 6
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:


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: no
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: 25/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/11/2019
Local time: 12:00

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:

Please note Herts for Learning will be using the procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit and follow the on-screen guidance In accordance with Regulation 53 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Herts for Learning’s procurement documents are available within the e-Tendering system. This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: or Tel. +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8.30-17.30. Herts for Learning reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a framework agreement or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If Herts for Learning takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. Herts for Learning undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to Herts for Learning’s obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. Herts for Learning will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. Herts for Learning reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet Herts for Learning’s requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the framework agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: N/a
Town: N/a
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement] is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a framework agreement before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a framework agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the framework agreement has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the framework agreement ineffective.

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

Official name: High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: Stevenage
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: