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22/01/2016    S15

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2016/S 015-022164

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Temporary Worker Contracting Authority.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
United Kingdom.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Crown Commercial Service is looking to develop a new and innovative long term contracting solution for the provision of temporary workers to replace the current arrangement, Contingent Labour ONE.
This will be through a phased approach, with an initial focus on hard to fill requirements for specialist interim contractors with digital, cyber, legacy technology or technology change skills and expertise. The remaining phasing of the model will be reliant on input from the market and customers, and will depend on the scope, scale and complexity of the solution.
Active market engagement is integral to our understanding of the current marketplace landscape and dynamics in terms of availability of quality temporary labour resource and pricing pressures. This engagement will include investigating all components involved in the provision of the service from payrolling, security / vetting, placement and direct hire through to a fit for purpose technology-enabled platform.
To be successful, the new contractual vehicle needs to be able to meet current and future challenges from our diverse customer base and particular requirements, including the need for specialist technical resources to drive digital transformation. There is a desire to understand how the market is evolving in terms of trends, emergence of new technologies and innovation with regards to commercial models and methodologies to deliver a fit for purpose contracting vehicle. Crown Commercial Service also need to understand the specific challenges facing the provision of specialist contingent labour resources.
Obtaining insight into projected market evolvement going forward is key, including but not limited to, the emergences of technology and offerings which broaden the scope of services
The Crown Commercial Service believe the scope of temporary workers will include the following sub categories, however, we are looking for input from the market to help shape our forward looking vision so would be open to feedback proposing alternative approaches which expand or modify the projected scope, including disaggregation of the services (payrolling, security and vetting).
Current envisaged areas of scope:
— Administration and clerical workers.
— Operational and support workers.
— Interim managers.
— Digital/IT specialists.
— Digital, cyber, legacy technology or technology change skills and expertise.
— Senior civil service level managers.
— Specialist contractors.
CCS is also considering how this could expand to other areas, including:
— Statement of Works (SOW).
— the ability to direct hire.
— talent pooling functionality.
— creating an eco-system for temporary workers to track performance and easily transition workers between contracting bodies.
It is likely that the new commercial arrangement will be split into specific solutions, though the structure of these are yet to be determined.
The delivery of the services is also still to be determined pending result of market and stakeholder engagement, however the following delivery options are to be considered:
— Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
— Managed Service.
— Neutral Vendor.
— Preferred Supplier List/s.
— Tripartite solution with technology, supplier and CCS.
— Partnership approach.
The purpose of this PIN is to:
Provide advance notice that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) (as the Contracting Authority) is to consider undertaking a tendering exercise to set up new contracting vehicles to service Central Government and Wider Public Sector Organisations for Personnel placement and supply services.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 5 000 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff, 72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff, 79621000 Supply services of office personnel, 79623000 Supply services of commercial or industrial workers

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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:
This Market Engagement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Market Engagement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can request access to the Market Engagement. This is done by emailing:

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the Market Engagement; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the Market Engagement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: