Public Sector Network Tender Alert


392616-2012: UK-Liverpool: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The procurement forms part of the response to a review of how central government procures contingent labour undertaken during 2011, including a detailed review of existing supply models currently in use within the public sector. It has been endorsed by the HMG Chief Procurement Officer and Commercial Directors in all 17 central government departments. It is the intention that the new arrangements will replace all existing contracts for central government and will also be a viable option for the wider public sector to use. Whilst the arrangements may be accessed by the wider public sector they are not intended to undermine the established PRO5 framework solution for Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resource (MSTAR). The new arrangement will complement MSTAR in that its focus will address the contingent labour requirements of central government departments and the Health sector. The Government Procurement Service and PRO5 are committed to working together in the best interests of the public sector to leverage market leading solutions for Government.
The project strategy is based on a coherent, joined-up approach incorporating two delivery models – Neutral Vendor and Managed Service Provider – that will furnish government with a sourcing and recruitment solution for provision of contingent labour delivered via three lots:
— Lot 1 - Neutral Vendor,
— Lot 2 – Managed Service Provider (Admin & Clerical),
— Lot 3 – Managed Service Provider (Operational & Support)).
The Government Procurement Service will appoint one Service Provider for each of the above lots. It will be possible for a single Service Provider to bid for, and be successful in any combination of lots.
To maximise savings and the efficiency of payment processes the Government Procurement Service and/or other contracting authorities may separately procure a provider of epayment services as an alternative payment option that may be introduced during the term of the framework agreement, further details of which are set out in schedule 3 of the framework agreement in the ITT.

Ref: RM960,


Government Procurement Service
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L3 9PP Liverpool
Telephone: +44 3450103503
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Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: Refer to II.1.5 of this notice.Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 0,00 and 3 000 000 000,00 GBP

Published: 11 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 24 Jan 2013