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United Kingdom-Leicester: Recruitment services
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
653F_19 Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources (MSTAR3)
A service provision where one managed service provider takes responsibility for delivering recruitment services on behalf of the customer, as an alternative to the customer managing a framework of individual agencies.
This framework also includes alternative technology platforms for managing the customers’ recruitment processes.
ESPO will impose on economic operators requirements aimed at protecting the confidential nature of information made available throughout the procurement procedure (as permitted by Regulation 21(3)) and, before receiving that information, economic operators will be required to complete and return a confidentiality agreement, which will be available once economic operators have expressed an interest in the tender opportunity.
Managed Service Provision
A service provision where one managed service provider takes responsibility for delivering recruitment services on behalf of the customer, as an alternative to the customer managing a framework of individual agencies. Managed services can often involve the managed service provider operating a “tiered” structure of agencies to deliver the services, dependent on the service model provided.
The following information is applicable to all 3 lots: ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Ltd, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate Framework Agreement (the second framework) with ESPO Trading Ltd on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself. Any second Framework Agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Ltd may enter into the second Framework Agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.
The Framework Agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.7 includes the option period.
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
Vendor Management System
This lot is for customers who are looking for a technology solution that helps them manage recruitment agencies, either on a self-service basis where recruitment is devolved to hiring managers, or via their own internal recruitment team.
The system used will help customers to manage their supply chain and interact with agencies and temporary agency workers through the system in regards to ordering, time sheet reconciliation, compliance and management information.
Talent Pool Technology
This lot is for customers who are looking for a talent pool technology platform that they can contract with directly and either include within their existing MSP delivery model or develop as a stand-alone solution.
A talent pool technology platform is an online database which allows a worker to register, create, maintain and delete their own profile and be matched automatically to jobs put forward through the platform by hiring managers.
The talent pool technology platform will be available via desktop and/or app. As such, tenders will only be accepted for Lot 3 from Tenderers who fulfill the talent pool technology core specification.
Tenderers for Lot 3 talent pool technology will own the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and development of the platform.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
As a central purchasing body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by public bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: local authorities; educational establishments (including academies); central government departments and agencies; police, fire & rescue and coastguard emergency services; NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services; registered charities; registered social landlords; the corporate office of the house of lords, the corporate officer of the house of commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal
Information on deadlines(s) for review procedures can be found in Part 3, Chapter 6 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.