Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Staff

Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Staff

We would like to consult with potential Vendor Neutral Service Providers regarding this future
procurement.

UK-Gateshead: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2013/S 123-210999

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
Contact point(s): Laura Hood
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1914335972
E-mail: laura.hood@nepo.org
Fax: +44 1914333256

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nepoportal.org

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
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

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

VENDOR NEUTRAL MANAGED SERVICE FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Whilst initially for use by local authorities served by NEPO, (see website www.nepoportal.org, for further details), being a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC, the Framework

Agreement may also be open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative
regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services;
Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords. Full details of the classification of end user establishments
and geographical areas is available on:
https://www.qtegov.com/systems/nepocms.nsf/vLiveDocs/2C1344CE2E8211D380257A800051D935?

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The framework will be available for use by all Public Sector Bodies (and any future successors to these
organisations) excluding those defined as Central Government via the following link:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Government

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

A vendor neutral managed service provider is required to operate the supply of temporary agency workers.
The vendor neutral managed service provider does not supply staff as an agency and must be neutral in
selecting agencies and candidates.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 78 000 000 and 312 000 000 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

11.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Supplier Engagement:
North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) are planning to go to market with a procurement in Autumn 2013 for the renewal of the existing Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Workers framework. This will be for use by local authorities served by NEPO, (see website www.nepoportal.org, for further details), and being a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC, the Framework Agreement may also be open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on:

https://www.qtegov.com/systems/nepocms.nsf/vLiveDocs/2C1344CE2E8211D380257A800051D935?

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The framework will be available for use by all Public Sector Bodies (and any future successors to these
organisations) excluding those defined as Central Government via the following link: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Government

We would like to consult with potential Vendor Neutral Service Providers regarding this future
procurement.
Please note that by participating in this consultation that does not register any advantage or
interest in this procurement opportunity nor at this stage is it possible for you to bid or register interest.
We will meet with all interested parties to get views and comments on the planned approach to market. Please only respond if you are able to offer a vendor neutral service. Your responses will help to inform the procurement. We are sorry but we cannot guarantee that all views expressed will be taken into account.
Register on TED:
This procurement will be advertised on Tenders Electronic Daily at a later date. Whilst we intend to issue the
OJEU notice in September, we advise Suppliers to monitor regularly for the opportunity to be published.
Register for ProContract:
You must register as a supplier on the NEPO ProContract system to participate at the following link –
https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_supplier_registration_wizard_introduction?openform

We urge Suppliers to be proactive and register on ProContract at the earliest convenience. Suppliers are
not required to wait until the OJEU advert is published to register on ProContract. Early registration enables
Suppliers to jump to the expression of interest stage (outlined below) with a view to gaining access and
beginning their bid completion as soon as the documentation is available.
Expression of Interest:
Once the OJEU contract notice has been published suppliers will be required to express an interest in this
opportunity on ProContract. Suppliers will then be granted access to the tender documentation. Guidance on
how to express an interest is at the following link –
https://www.qtegov.com/systems/nepocms.nsf/vLiveDocs/8144FBFBA28C5E7C80257B0400322D73?

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PLEASE NOTE: registering on ProContract and expressing an interest does not mean that you have bid for the
framework; this is only the beginning of the process. Once the above steps are complete you will be required to complete and submit the tender documentation.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.6.2013