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18/07/2014    S136

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

2014/S 136-244314

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T'yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Neil Thomas
Telephone: +44 3007900170

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T'yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: People Services & Communications Category Team
For the attention of: Neil Thomas
Telephone: +44 3007900170
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Public order and safety
Economic and financial affairs
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Official name: The National Procurement Service is a pan public sector organisation, for the public sector, of the public which will deliver 'All-Wales' contracts and frameworks for all public sector organisation in Wales. The current list of organisations signed up to using the National Procurement Service can be found at This list may be subject to change if further organisations sign up to use the NPS or if any of these organisations are replaced during the life of the agreement. In addition, the agreement will be available for use by All Schools and Town and Community Councils within the City and County Boundaries of Wales. Further details on the organisations who can use the Agreement will be included in the OJEU Notice.

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National Procurement Service - Managed Service for the provision of Agency Workers.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Various Across Wales


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The NPS on behalf of the Welsh public sector wishes to establish a collaborative framework agreement for the supply of Temporary Agency Staff.
Key areas are likely to include but are not limited to:
— Corporate;
— Social Care;
— Technical, Admin and Professional Staff;
— Education, Teaching Staff, Non Teaching and Support staff for schools;
— Specialist Police;
— ICT;
— Health - Non Medical;
— Interim Managers.
Full details of the types of Agency Workers that may be requested and how the lots will be split and whether the requirement will be Vendor Neutral, Or a Master Vendor Service or a mixture of the two will be included in the OJEU Contract Notice.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 70 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

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 commitment to deliver ‘community benefit' outcomes from our procurement activity is designed to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when spending public money. The intention is to achieve the very best value for money in the widest sense. Consequently Community Benefits clauses will be considered as part of the proposed procurement as Core or non-Core or a combination of both to address socio-economic and / or environmental issues.
This requirement is for a Managed Service Provision of Temporary Agency Staff. The Managed Service provider(s) will be encouraged to work with local Agency providers on a tiering basis.
Further information will be provided once an OJEU notice is placed.

The NPS is considering holding regional supplier events to further inform the marketplace of their procurement strategy. If you are interested in attending a potential event, please provide your contact details to npspeopleservices&

Full details, including how to formally register and express an interest in tendering via the etender wales portal will be included in the OJEU Notice.

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:
It is anticipated that payment will be made in Sterling.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(WA Ref:11864)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: