Recruitment Agency framework
Published date: 29 September 2020
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.
Contract summary
• Recruitment services – 79600000
Location of contract
North West
Value of contract
£7,000,000 to £7,500,000
Procurement reference
Published date
29 September 2020
Closing date
30 October 2020
Closing time
Contract start date
4 January 2021
Contract end date
4 January 2023
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (OJEU)
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PHSO is pleased to invite you to submit a formal tender submission for the opportunity to be included on PHSO’s Recruitment Agency framework for the provision of Recruitment Services.

The framework length will be for 2 years with the option to extend for up to 2 further years (1+1). The framework will cover permanent, fixed term, temporary and contract recruitment to cover all PHSO service areas including executive positions. The framework will contain the following lots: Lot 1: Executive Lot 2: ICT Lot 3: Finance, HR, Facilities, Procurement and Business Planning Lot 4: General Business Support .

Upon receiving this ITT you are required to express an interest if you intend to submit a tender. This is to ensure you receive periodic updates and any clarification question responses. Expressions of interest should be sent to:

The initial framework term will be for 24 months with the option to extend for up to a further 24 months

This is an open tender process. For each Lot there will be up to 5 suppliers issued to the top five (5) highest scoring submissions, who have also met all other criteria following evaluation of supporting evidence.

The Framework will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with an option to extend for up to 2 additional years.

The estimated value incorporated into this notice (£7.5 million) is representative of the estimated spend over the maximum term of 4 years.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement
process commenced by publication of this notice.

In no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidate and any
expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers.

The contracting authority is using the Sharefile portal
to give unrestricted access to the procurement documentation. To gain access tenderers must
register their company details at the above website. Once registered, tenderers will be emailed a log-in and
password, which will allow them to gain access to the documents. Documents will be available from 30/09/20.

Tenderers will need to electronically submit their completed documents (including online questionnaires) via by 11:00 on 11am Friday, 30th October 2020

Any supplier questions/queries will need to be submitted via
. No queries will be accepted or responded to outside of this facility. Under the agreement the
provider (s) will be required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of, and surroundings
of, the place of delivery of the agreement. Therefore selection and award criteria, specification requirements and
contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

More information
·         Bidding documents

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Robert Kelk
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank

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Closing: 30 October 2020, 11am