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United Kingdom-Birmingham: Recruitment services
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
National and International Permanent Recruitment Solutions with Recruitment Process Optimisation
HealthTrust Europe is seeking to renew its existing framework agreement for national and international permanent recruitment. The scope of the framework agreement shall be recruitment solutions for national, international, bank, fixed-term and permanent healthcare workers. Healthcare workers includes doctors (inc.GPs), nurses, allied health professionals and health science services, as a minimum.
Lot 1a shall facilitate national recruitment of bank, fixed-term and permanent candidates for placement within the United Kingdom. Lot 1a will also include recruitment process optimisation and associated workforce consultancy services (please see section II.2.4) for more information).
Lot 1b shall facilitate international recruitment of permanent candidates for placement within the United Kingdom.
National Recruitment Solutions for UK Bank, Fixed-Term and Permanent Healthcare Workers with Recruitment Process Optimisation
This lot facilitates national permanent recruitment for doctors (inc. GPs), nurses, allied health professionals, health science services, social workers, healthcare assistants/care support workers/domiciliary care in addition to all other registered healthcare professional job roles required within the United Kingdom. This includes all specialisms, bands and grades of healthcare workers.
The scope of Lot 1a also includes an option for support with all or part of a Beneficiary's permanent recruitment workforce project. This is referred to as a Recruitment Process Optimisation (‘RPO’) option, with associated workforce consultancy services.
The RPO with associated workforce consultancy services may be used to outsource a beneficiary's internal recruitment function to an approved external provider for bank, fixed-term and permanent recruitment, and can be utilised in conjunction with the delivery of a specific national recruitment project with a Supplier through this framework.
The initial period of the framework agreement will be 2 years, this may be extended by HTE at its sole discretion for 2 periods of 12 months thereafter (2 + 1 + 1).
International Recruitment Solutions for Permanent Healthcare Workers
The scope of Lot 1b provides access to a range of Suppliers with expertise in delivering international projects to maximise workforce planning through uptake of permanent employment by healthcare workers. This can be achieved by utilising effective resourcing campaigns within the European Union (‘EU’), European Economic Area (‘EEA’) and outside the EEA in alignment to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.
This lot facilitates international permanent recruitment for doctors (inc. GPs), nurses, allied health professionals and health science services job roles required by the beneficiary. This includes all specialisms, bands and grades of healthcare workers.
Awarded suppliers must be able to support beneficiaries with their requirements to permanently recruit healthcare workers internationally.
GBP 25 000 000.00
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
HTE will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.