Tender for Total Workforce Solutions

Tender for Total Workforce Solutions

HealthTrust Europe is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of workforce solutions in the healthcare sector.

United Kingdom-Edgbaston: Recruitment services

2019/S 245-603267

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (‘UHCW’)
Postal address: 19 George Road
Town: Edgbaston, Birmingham
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: richard.legate@htepg.com
Telephone: +44 8458875000
Internet address(es):Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Total Workforce Solutions II

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

HealthTrust Europe is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of workforce solutions in the healthcare sector for the NHS, registered charities, wider public sector and all other bodies as detailed within the OJEU Contract Notice including fully managed service: bank and agency, bank and agency demand solutions (including direct engagement), medical locums and general practitioner workers, nursing and care service workers, allied health professional and health science service workers, and non-medical non-clinical (NMNC) workers, to include senior, very senior managers (VSM) and executive recruitment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Fully Managed Service: Bank and Agency

Lot No: 2a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79621000
79624000
79625000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A Fully Managed Service in respect of the supply and management of a Contracting Authorities requirements for bank and agency workers. Under this Lot the Tenderer will provide services for optimising the deployment of Flexible Workers. The Service will support the end user in accessing services designed to implement, develop and enhance the provision of a tailored Managed or Collaborative Bank service so as to generate a range of process efficiencies for the Contacting Authority. In addition to the above, the Tenderer will be expected to deliver a software system that enables the recording, managing and processing of Flexible Workers, to deliver an auditable service to the Contracting Authority, whilst additionally providing a suitable vacancy release solution.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 275 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Bank and Agency Demand Solutions (including Direct Engagement)

Lot No: 2b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48450000
79221000
79600000
79631000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the supply of a software solution to enable a Contracting Authority to manage its bank and agency workforce requirements, including Direct Engagement.

The Tenderer will deliver a software solution that is capable of identifying, managing and optimising a list of bank and agency workers who are able to fill a temporary or substantive shift. The solution offered will be hosted and managed by the tenderer. Where bank shifts remain unfilled, the solution will provide a vacancy release booking management system capable of releasing any unfilled bank shifts to the agency market through an agreed set of protocols as agreed with the Contracting Authority. The software must enable the Contracting Authority to have the ability to consider available agency staff and directly book agency staff who are able to work that have the skills and necessary compliance documentation in alignment to the Contracting Authority’s agreed pricing matrix. The software solution will provide a customisable reporting dashboard for key performance data and a portal capable of allowing workers to login and manage their own account.

In addition, the Tenderer will provide a range of supporting analytical, financial and safeguarding services to the Contracting Authority to identify efficiencies and enable the procurement of agency staffing and spend reduction opportunities. Designed to support the Contracting Authority in directly engaging with their Temporary Workers through Employment Agencies, the Tenderer will assist in the legitimate recovery of VAT for all eligible Temporary Workers who are compliant with IR35 requirements.

If applicable, the Tenderer will provide a hosted software solution to enable effective rostering and shift management for staff in line with Contracting Authority requirements.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 25 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Medical Locums and General Practitioner Workers

Lot No: 3a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79625000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the supply of temporary, fixed-term and permanent Medical Locums and General Practitioner workers.

The Tenderer will supply national Temporary Workers and/or fixed-term workers and permanent candidates within the Healthcare Industry to the Contracting Authority. The workers and candidates supplied under this Lot will be sufficiently experienced and suitably qualified Medical Locums and General Practitioners in alignment to the requirements of the Contracting Authority, and may also include any other staff that could reasonably be described as providing Medical and GP Services in alignment with the NHS Employers Job Profiles, Contracting Authority requirements and industry best practice.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 1 000 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Nursing and Care Service Workers

Lot No: 3b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79624000
79625000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the supply of temporary, fixed-term and permanent Nursing and Care Service workers (Agenda for Change Bands 1 – 9 only).

The Tenderer will supply national Temporary Workers and/or fixed-term workers and permanent candidates within the Healthcare Industry to the Contracting Authority. The workers and candidates supplied under this Lot will be sufficiently experienced and suitably qualified Nurses, Midwives, Social Workers, Healthcare Assistants, Operating Departmental Practitioners in alignment to the requirements of the Contracting Authority, and may also include any other staff that could reasonably be described as providing Nursing and Care Services in alignment with the NHS Employers Job Profiles, Contracting Authority requirements and industry best practice.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 1 000 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Allied Health Professional and Health Science Service Workers

Lot No: 3c

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79625000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the supply of temporary, fixed-term and permanent Allied Health Professional and Health Science Service workers (Agenda for Change Bands 1 – 9 only).

The Tenderer will supply national Temporary Workers and/or fixed-term workers and permanent candidates within the Healthcare Industry to the Contracting Authority. The workers and candidates supplied under this Lot will be sufficiently experienced and suitably qualified Allied Health Professional and Health Science Service workers in alignment to the requirements of the Contracting Authority, and may also include any other staff that could reasonably be described as providing Allied Health Professional and Health Science Services in alignment with the NHS Employers Job Profiles, Contracting Authority requirements and industry best practice.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 300 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Non-Medical Non-Clinical Workers (Bands 1-7 only)

Lot No: 4a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79621000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the supply of temporary, fixed-term and permanent Non-Medical Non-Clinical workers.

The Tenderer will supply Agenda for Change Band 1 – 7 national Temporary Workers and/or fixed-term and permanent candidates to the Contracting Authority. The Temporary Workers and candidates supplied under this Lot will be sufficiently experienced and suitably qualified in the following Non-Medical and Non-Clinical Services; Administration, Clerical and Secretarial, Medical Secretaries, Catering, Clinical Coding, Drivers, Facilities and Estates, Finance and Auditing, Hotel Services, Human Resources, IM&T and ICT, Legal Services, Library Services, Procurement and Supply Chain, Project Management, Public Relations, Marketing and Customer Service, Security, Stores, Logistics in alignment to the requirements of the Contracting Authority, and may also include any other staff that could reasonably be described as providing Non-Medical Non-Clinical workers in alignment with the NHS Employers Job Profiles, Contracting Authority requirements and industry best practice.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 200 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Non-Medical Non-Clinical workers (Bands 6-9), including Very Senior Managers and Executive Recruitment

Lot No: 4b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79600000
79610000
79620000
79621000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the supply of Non-Medical Non-Clinical temporary, fixed-term and permanent workers (Agenda for Change Bands 6 – 9, including Very Senior Managers and Executive Recruitment).

Under this Lot the Tenderer will supply Agenda for Change Bands 6 – 9, Very Senior Managers and Executive national Temporary and/or fixed-term and permanent Non-Medical Non-Clinical candidates to the Contracting Authority. The Temporary Workers and candidates supplied under this Lot will be sufficiently experienced and suitably qualified in their field of expertise in alignment to the requirements of the Contracting Authority.

In addition to the above, the scope of this Lot includes the supply of sufficiently experienced and qualified Very Senior Managers and Executive Staff who have been recruited through a ‘Search and Select’ recruitment model.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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: 200 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial period of the Framework Agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for two periods of 12 months thereafter (2+1+1).

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:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the eligibility envelope.

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: 999
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: 29/01/2020
Local time: 14:00
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 31/10/2020
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:

HTE is a central purchasing body who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW. Notwithstanding HTE’s relationship with UHCW, it is HTE conducting this tender exercise and will execute the resultant framework agreement with successful bidders. The bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the UK as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as may be updated from time to time. In particular, the following entities in the UK (particularly those of a health and/or social care nature) are envisaged as framework agreement users:

(1) All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to (i) acute

Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx); (ii) health and care

Trusts (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx); (iii) mental health

Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx); (iv) clinical

Commissioning groups (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx); (v)

Ambulance trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx (vi) area

Teams (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx); (vii) special health

Authorities (http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx); (viii) NHS

England; and (ix) clinical senates and strategic clinical networks. (2) All NHS bodies in Wales, including but

Not limited to all (i) health boards; (ii) NHS trusts; (iii) the national delivery group; (iv) community health

Councils; and (v) NHS Wales shared services partnership (as listed at

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure. (3) All NHS bodies in Northern Ireland (known as

Health & Social Care), including but not limited to:(i) health and social care trusts (as listed at:

http://online.hscni.net/?s=Trust (ii) health agencies (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=health+agencies

(iii) hospitals (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=hospitals; and (iv) the Health and Social Care Board. (4)

Social enterprises undertaking some or all of the previous service provider functions of contracting

Authorities in relation to health and/or social care services (including charitable incorporated organisations,

Cooperatives, industrial and provident societies and community interest companies listed on the Companies

House WebCheck service). (5) Ministerial departments and non-ministerial departments of central

Government, non-departmental agencies and other public bodies, and public corporations (as listed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations). (6) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations

Within the UK, including but not limited to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public

Bodies (as listed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well

As the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (as listed at:

http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-itworks/Pages/governance-of-wales.aspx

(7) All local authorities (as listed at: http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/Start.do?mode=1) (8) The

Ministry of Defence (as detailed at:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence).

This list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and associated

Organisation created due to any organisational changes. This framework agreement will be open to any

Bodies or organisations operating in the UK of a health, and/or social care nature or which have a similar

Procurement need, and/or any UK based central government authority listed at Annex I of Directive

2014/24/EU, in respect of any goods or services to any of the above listed organisation.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP
Postal address: 19 George Road
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458875000Internet address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP
Postal address: 19 George Road
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458875000Internet address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

HTE will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/12/2019