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Services - 198469-2017

26/05/2017    S100

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Assessment centre services for recruitment

2017/S 100-198469

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Victoria Quay, Leith
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Scott Brice
E-mail: scott.brice@gov.scot
Telephone: +44 1312444916
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

HR Assessment Centres.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Government requires to appoint a Contractor to provide assessment and related services to fill our staff vacancies.

The SG have frequent internal post specific recruitment exercises open to promotees and those moving laterally as well as external recruitment campaigns. These can range from marine environment, engineers, medical, legal, inspectors and scientists to more mainstream management and administrative posts.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the following agencies: Scottish Government Core Directorates, Accountant In Bankruptcy, Disclosure Scotland, Education Scotland, National Records of Scotland, Office Of The Scottish Charity Regulator, Scottish Housing Regulator, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Student Awards Agency For Scotland and Transport Scotland.

The required services will include:

— The provision of assessment exercises and related services to all business areas;

— National coverage, with consistent levels of service for varied requirements as needed;

— Working with business areas to ensure that best value for money is obtained in terms of the cost/suitability of assessment exercises;

— Comprehensive management information at all stages in the process.

II.2.14)Additional information

As a demand led service there is no guarantee of volume however the average annual spend for the predecessor to this framework over the past 3 years has been approximately 190 000 p/a. This figure is likely to fluctuate on a year by year basis.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=494638

(SC Ref:494638).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: