Services - 66011-2017

21/02/2017    S36    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Swindon: Recruitment services

2017/S 036-066011

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Limited
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Alistair Staunton-Lambert
For the attention of: UK SBS Common Goods & Services Team
SN2 1FF Swindon
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793867812

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Arts & Humanities Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UH Swindon
United Kingdom

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN1 1UH Swindon
United Kingdom

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1ET Swindon
United Kingdom

Economic and Social Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UJ Swindon
United Kingdom

Medical Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1ET Swindon
United Kingdom

Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon
United Kingdom

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
United Kingdom

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK SBS PS17019 Recruitment Agency for Fixed Term and Permanent ICT roles across UK SBS and Research Councils.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This is not a call for Competition.
UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) wish to give prior notification of their intention to invite tenders for a Recruitment Agency to supply Fixed Term and Permanent ICT roles across UK SBS and the seven Research Councils of the UK.
UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS).
Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).
Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
Medical Research Council (MRC).
Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
The Research Councils are non-departmental public bodies and are owned by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. UK SBS is a limited company and a public body. UK SBS are set up to provide services to the Research Councils in the areas of HR & Payroll, Procurement, Finance, Property Asset Management, Grants and ICT.
The overall objective of the procurement is to have a formal agreement with a supplier to assist in providing candidates for difficult fixed term or permanent ICT roles where direct recruitment has not been successful.
Having an agreement in place will ensure that we can build strong a relationship with the provider, maximise cost efficiency, build standard service and quality level agreements and analyse management information. The duration of the agreement is anticipated to be 3 years (1+1+1).
Invitation to Prior Information Notice Event.
UK Shared Business Services would like to invite interested potential providers to attend a Prior Information Event on Thursday 16th March 2017 between 1300hrs and 1500hrs GMT at:
Polaris House.
North Star Avenue.
SN2 1ET.
Interested parties are requested to register for this event by 1400hrs GMT on Wednesday 15th March 2017, by emailing the UK SBS Common Goods and Services Procurement team; (Please ensure you title the email ‘UK SBS PS17019 Recruitment Agency for Fixed Term and Permanent ICT roles across UK SBS and Research Councils FAO Al Staunton-Lambert’).
We ask that prospective suppliers limit attendance to two people from their respective organisation. Please ensure you state the names of the individuals who shall be attending.
The Event will provide opportunities to understand the background of UK SBS and the Research Councils in general and the challenges faced when undertaking recruitment exercises.
Prospective agenda for the Prior Information Notice Event:
— Introductions & welcome,
— Background to the requirement — an overview of UK SBS & the Research Councils,
— Current ICT resource challenges,
— Next steps,
— Q&A.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP


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

79600000, 79621000, 79612000

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:

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:
Bids to be priced in pounds sterling (GBP).
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:
The Government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money. As part of the transparency agenda, Government has made the following commitments with regard to procurement and contracting:
All new Central Government contracts over the value of 10 000 GBP to be published in full online from July 2010;
All new Central Government sourcing documents for contracts over 10 000 GBP to be published on a single website from September 2010, with this information to be made available to the public free of charge;
New items of Central Government spending over 25 000 GBP to be published online from November 2010;
All new Central Government contracts to be published in full from January 2011.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new Government contract, the resulting contract between the supplier and Government will be published. In some circumstances, limited reductions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security.
Service providers must clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments.
Potential suppliers will be excluded if 1 of the following applies:
— The supplier is in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency, compulsory winding up, administration, receivership, composition with creditors or any analogous state or subject to relevant proceedings;
— Has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the business of professional misconduct;
— Has committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of business;
— Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes,;
— Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying information required by the authority;
— Is not in possession of a licence or not a member of the appropriate trade or other organisation where the law requires it.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: