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Services - 557304-2019

25/11/2019    S227

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Recruitment services

2019/S 227-557304

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (‘UHCW’)
Postal address: 19 George Road, Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Legate
E-mail: Richard.legate@htepg.com
Telephone: +44 8458875000
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

National and International Permanent Recruitment Solutions with Recruitment Process Optimisation

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79600000 Recruitment services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

National Recruitment Solutions for UK Bank, Fixed-Term, and Permanent Healthcare Workers with Recruitment Process Optimisation

Lot No: Lot 1a
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79414000 Human resources management consultancy services
79600000 Recruitment services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
79622000 Supply services of domestic help personnel
79624000 Supply services of nursing personnel
79625000 Supply services of medical personnel
85144100 Residential nursing care services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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.

Terms and conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement Information

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the qualification and technical envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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).

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International Recruitment Solutions for International Permanent Healthcare Workers

Lot No: Lot 1b
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000 Recruitment services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
79622000 Supply services of domestic help personnel
79624000 Supply services of nursing personnel
79625000 Supply services of medical personnel
85144100 Residential nursing care services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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 United Kingdom, 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 within the United Kingdom. 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.

Terms and Conditions/Activity Based Income (ABI).

The terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.

Submission of Expressions of Interest and Procurement Information.

This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button.

At the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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).

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations. Details are provided in the Eligibility Envelope.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 70
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/12/2019
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 29/05/2020

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

HTE is a central purchasing body who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW. Notwithstanding HTE’s relationship with UHCW, it is HTE conducting this tender exercise and will execute the resultant framework agreement with successful bidders. The bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the UK as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as may be updated from time to time. In particular, the following entities in the UK (particularly those of a health and/or social care nature) are envisaged as framework agreement users:

(1) All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to:

(i) Acute Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx);

(ii) Health and Care Trusts (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(iii) Mental Health Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx);

(iv) Clinical Commissioning Groups (as listedat: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx);

(v) Ambulance Trusts (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(vi) Area Teams (as listed at: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx);

(vii) Special Health Authorities (http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx);

(viii) NHS England; and

(ix) Clinical Senates and Strategic Clinical Networks.

(2) All NHS Bodies in Wales, including but not limited to all:

(i) Health Boards;

(ii) NHS Trusts;

(iii) the National Delivery Group;

(iv) Community Health Councils; and

(v) NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (as listed at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure).

(3) All NHS Bodies in Northern Ireland (known as Health and Social Care), including but not limited to:

(i) Health and Social Care Trusts (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=Trust);

(ii) Health Agencies (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=health+agencies);

(iii) hospitals (as listed at: http://online.hscni.net/?s=hospitals); and

(iv) the Health and Social Care Board.

(4) Social enterprises undertaking some or all of the previous service provider functions of contracting authorities in relation to health and/or social care services (including charitable incorporated organisations, cooperatives, industrial and provident societies and community interest companies listed on the Companies House WebCheck service);

(5) Ministerial departments and non-ministerial departments of central Government, non-departmental agencies and other public bodies and public corporations (as listed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations);

(6) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations within the UK, including but not limited to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public Bodies (as listed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well as the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (as listed at: http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-itworks/Pages/governance-of-wales.aspx);

(7) All local authorities (as listed at: http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/Start.do?mode=1);

(8) The Ministry of Defence (as detailed at:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence).

This list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and associated organisation created due to any organisational changes. This framework agreement will be open to any bodies or organisations operating in the UK of a health, and/or social care nature or which have a similar procurement need and/or any UK based central government authority listed at Annex I of Directive

2014/24/EU, in respect of any goods or services to any of the above listed organisation.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP
Postal address: 15 George Road, Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458875000
Internet address: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Legal Department, HealthTrust Europe LLP
Postal address: 15 George Road, Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 1NU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458875000
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/11/2019