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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO508 Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Workers
The Association of the North East Councils Trading as North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) is seeking to establish a Framework Contract with a sole supplier for the Provision of a Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Resourcing. The solution will provide for all types of temporary agency resource and across a number of supply categories on behalf of NEPO Members and NEPO Associate Members. The successful supplier must be able to source and manage the effective provision of Temporary Agency Resource across all service areas and for all assignments; this will be up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and across all skill sets as required. At the date of Framework Contract period commencement, 1.11.2018, the successful supplier, working closely with the incumbent supplier, will begin a phased implementation of all existing Framework Contract users to be completed by 31.3.2019.
NEPO is looking for suppliers who have a commitment to delivering social value as part of their offer and who are willing to work proactively with NEPO to deliver social value in the areas set out in the tender documentation. Proposals received in response to this notice will therefore in part be evaluated on the basis of suppliers' approach to delivering social value. Further guidance will be provided in the detailed tender documentation. The proportion of the evaluation attributed to social value will be up to 10% of the total evaluation criteria.
The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform
Tenders must be submitted using the link aforementioned. Tenders submitted via postal or email methods will not be accepted. If you require time-critical assistance on submitting your Tender please contact the System Support Team on 0330 0050352. For non-time critical issues, such as passwords, general account queries and location of information etc., please contact Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk Ticketing System (http://proactis.kayako.com) and select ProContract V3 support. You will then need to log in or submit a ticket to register your issue. Alternatively, you can email ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com this will automatically log a support ticket on the Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk. The successful supplier will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents. The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the services (if any) which will be placed with the successful supplier by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof.
Option to extend for a further period of 24 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org
This Agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list
NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services.
Please see the following websites for further details:
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.
Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org