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United Kingdom-Swindon: Recruitment services
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
UK SBS PS17019 Recruitment Agency for Fixed Term and Permanent ICT roles across UK SBS and Research Councils.
The overall objective is to have a contract with a recruitment agency to assist in providing candidates for difficult fixed term or permanent ISS roles where direct sourcing has not been successful.
‘Information, Systems and Services’ or ‘ISS’ is the name of our in-house information and communications technology (ICT) team.
This requirement relates to UK Shared Business Services and the UK's 7 Research Councils.
A contract with a recruitment agency will enable us to build strong a relationship with our recruitment partner and maximise cost efficiency by having preferred rates with this agency and monitor service/quality through a formal contract.
The services covered by this procurement exercise have not been sub-divided into Lots. The key deliverable of this contract is to provide recruitment services for all ICT roles required by UK SBS and the Research Councils. This could only be completed by a contractor who has been involved in the entire process.
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link ‘Supplier eSourcing Registration’. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
Your organisations full name as a registered supplier;
the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd ): Freephone: 0345 010 3503
Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx
Responses must be received by the date in IV.2.2. Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish an agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations)
Core Customers: Associated Bodies
The Contract will be open for use by;
UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS),
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC),
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC),
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC),
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC),
Medical Research Council (MRC),
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
UK Shared Business Services Ltd are able to accept unstructured electronic invoicing.