Permanent Recruitment 2
• The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-022471 
Publication date: 9 September 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
Email

Telephone
+44 3150103503
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UK – United Kingdom
Internet address(es)
Main address
https://www.gov.uk/ccs
one.2) Information about joint procurementI.2) Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Other activity
Public Procurement for Permanent Recruitment Services

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
Permanent Recruitment 2
Reference number
RM6229
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 79600000 – Recruitment services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Permanent Recruitment Services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies. This will be the replacement agreement for RM6002 Permanent Recruitment Solutions and will support the hiring needs of UK central government departments including arms-length bodies (ALBs) and all other public sector bodies across the wider public sector.
It is anticipated that Permanent Recruitment 2 will provide permanent and supporting services including, but not limited to,
• Clinical recruitment
• General recruitment
• Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
• Talent mapping
• Testing and assessment centres
• Technology services
• International recruitment
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £45,000,000
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: Yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.1) TitleII.2.1) Title
Clinical Recruitment
Lot No
1
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 79600000 – Recruitment services
• 79610000 – Placement services of personnel
• 79635000 – Assessment centre services for recruitment
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UK – United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
Lot 1 Clinical Recruitment
The successful framework suppliers will be expected to provide core and non-core services
Core Services
• Customer planning
• Candidate identification and attraction
• Candidate assessment and evaluation
• Offer and appointment
Non-Core Services
• Strategy and planning
• Talent Development
• Technology services
• International recruitment
• Project RPO
The full scope of Lot 1 is set out in the Framework Schedule 1 (Specification) that is part of the Invitation to Tender documentation.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price – Weighting: 20
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £7,500,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
48
This contract is subject to renewal
Yes
Description of renewals
The initial duration of the Framework is 2 years, with an option to extend for 2 periods of 1 year (2+1+1). CCS reserve the right to extend lots by varying durations
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
two.2.14) Additional informationII.2.14) Additional information
The framework will be established for 24 months +12months + 12months
A minimum threshold score of 50 will be applied against the overall quality score for Lot 1.
It is anticipated that a maximum of 50 suppliers will be appointed to this framework lot. However CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position if 50 are appointed.
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.1) TitleII.2.1) Title
General Recruitment (Non Clinical)
Lot No
2
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 79600000 – Recruitment services
• 79610000 – Placement services of personnel
• 79635000 – Assessment centre services for recruitment
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UK – United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
Lot 2 General Recruitment (Non Clinical)
The successful framework suppliers will be expected to provide core and non-core services
Core Services
• Customer planning
• Candidate identification and attraction
• Candidate assessment and evaluation
• Offer and appointment
Non-Core Services
• Strategy and planning
• Talent Development
• Technology services
• International recruitment
• Project RPO
The full scope of Lot 2 is set out in the Framework Schedule 1 (Specification) that is part of the Invitation to Tender documentation
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £37,500,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
48
This contract is subject to renewal
Yes
Description of renewals
The Framework will be established for up to 2 years with the option to extend for up to 2 periods, each of 12 months (2+1+1)
The framework is divided into 2 lots, which will be awarded separately, due to staggered expiry dates for existing arrangements. The framework will commence when Lot 1 is awarded. Lot 2 will be awarded for a shorter initial duration, so that all lots will end coterminously
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
two.2.14) Additional informationII.2.14) Additional information
The framework will be established for 24 months +12months + 12months
A minimum threshold score of 50 will be applied against the overall quality score for Lot 2.
It is anticipated that a maximum of 100 suppliers will be appointed to this framework lot. However CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position if 100 are appointed

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registersIII.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an invitation to tender (ITT) registering for access.
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.2) Conditions related to the contractIII.2) Conditions related to the contract
three.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contractIII.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing systemIV.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
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedureIV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number: 2020/S 188-455082
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
12 October 2021
Local time
3:00pm
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tenderIV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date
12 October 2021
Local time
3:01pm

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.2) Information about electronic workflowsVI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) Additional information
The PIN for this requirement : 2020/S 188-455082 placed on the 28th September 2020, indicated that there would be a requirement for Executive Search and a higher overall value. This has since changed and that the scope and strategy for Executive Search is under consideration and so not included in this procurement as was expected at the time of the PIN.
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/97b28a2d-187b-45cf-a0b6-70fd9098e17e
The contract will be for a (2+1+1=4 years)
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer list;
3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.
On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement for Lot 1 and Cyber Essentials plus for services under and in connection with procurement for Lot 2. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information.
Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs.
CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position.
Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at or call 0345 410 2222.
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
Email

Telephone
+44 3450103503
Country
United Kingdom
Internet address
https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/

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