Tender for Employee Search and Selection Consultants

Tender for Employee Search and Selection Consultants

The university wishes to appoint up to 6 search and selection consultants.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Recruitment services

2019/S 075-178536

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Newcastle University
Newcastle University, 1 Park Tce
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Leigh Anderson
Telephone: +44 1912228618
E-mail: leigh.anderson@ncl.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1912228845
NUTS code: UKC2
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.ncl.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.ncl.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

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


NU/1459 The Provision of Employee Search and Selection Consultants

Reference number: DN394238

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The University wishes to appoint up to 6 search and selection consultants to effectively cover professional and academic appointments.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 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: UKC2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University wishes to appoint search and selection consultants to effectively cover professional and academic appointments for Newcastle University.

Professional appointments.

These roles are typically at director level, reporting to the registrar, within the professional support services. e.g.

— Director of Newcastle University IT Service,

— Director of Corporate Affairs,

— Executive Director of HR,

— Director of Estates,

— Director of Academic Services and University Librarian.

These roles are at the most senior level which lead, direct and manage the interrelationships of a team of managers/professionals across a major area of activity of strategic importance across the University.

Academic appointments:

These roles are professors and senior academic leaders eg PVC, dean, head of academic unit professors at Newcastle are leaders within the academic community. They have a national and international reputation in their academic field and demonstrate leadership both within the University and externally, with recognition often extending beyond academia into relevant policy and practice communities. Like all academic members of staff, unless explicitly specified to the contrary, professors are expected to do research and teaching. Engagement is not normally a separate third activity, but in the main drives from research and teaching activities. The professorial role, pay structure and pay review process and be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hr/recruitment/role-profiles.php

Head of academic unit:

The head of academic unit is a senior University manager with both institutional and local responsibility and is accountable for the academic leadership of the school ensuring its objectives are aligned to Faculty and University strategy and the effective governance and management of the school.


Are members of the University’s executive team. The allocation of specific responsibilities and projects within this team is determined by the vice-chancellor from time to time. Through membership of the team PVCs take on a corporate responsibility and help develop and implement University strategy and policies.

Faculty PVCs provide leadership on all aspects of the management of the faculty ensuring the University achieves its mission to deliver teaching, research and engagement in the particular subject area (humanities and social sciences, science, agriculture and engineering and medical sciences) and contribute to its strategic position as civic university nationally and internationally.

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: 250 000.00 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.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 10

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

This contract may be extended for an additional 2 single year periods beyond the initial 2 years.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 17/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 22/05/2019

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: this authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar 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 contracts 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 information should be requested from the address in Section I.1

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: