3S_22 Strategic HR Services

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Services)
2 year
24 Dec 2021
04 Jul 2022 to 03 Jul 2024
07 Feb 2022 12:00



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1 buyer


In this present instance, ESPO is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint a number of service providers to provide strategic HR services. To reflect the different types of strategic HR services required, the framework will offer customers a wide range of recruitment and HR services, to include: • Lot 1 - Executive and Managerial Interim Recruitment • Lot 2 - Executive and Managerial Permanent Recruitment • Lot 3 - Temporary Recruitment (sub £45k) • Lot 4 - Permanent Recruitment (sub £45k) • Lot 5 - Assessment and Testing Services • Lot 6 - Outplacement and Career Transition Services • Lot 7 - HR Business Process Outsourcing Tenderers are invited to bid for one, several or all of the lots as they wish, and should be clear what lots they are bidding for in their tender document. The framework requires service providers to supply throughout all regions of the United Kingdom. The framework agreement will be suitable for SMEs. Throughout the Term ESPO shall monitor the Service Providers' financial standings against the Service Providers' financial positions taken on the Commencement Date. In the event that a Service Provider's financial position falls below the position recorded on the Commencement Date, ESPO shall discuss the Service Provider's circumstances with the Service Provider. ESPO reserves the right to terminate the Framework Agreement by serving notice on the Service Provider in writing with effect from the date specified in such notice where (in the reasonable opinion of ESPO) there is a material detrimental change in the financial standing of the Service Provider which: • adversely impacts on the Service Provider's ability to provide the Services under this Agreement; or • could reasonably be expected to have an adverse impact on the Service Provider's ability to provide the Services under this Agreement. In particular, Service Providers will need to ensure that their organisation operates within a reasonable score as shall be determined by use of a credit rating agency. Social Value will also be expected to be demonstrated from Service Providers and monitored throughout, particularly the right is reserved by ESPO to conduct audits in this area. The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated includes the option period.

CPV Codes

  • 79600000 - Recruitment services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.
  • Contract is suitable for VCOs.

Other Information

To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity '3S_22' d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website (documents can be found in the first question of the Online Questionnaire). As a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/amfile/file/download/file/9608/) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: https://www.espo.org/legal ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself. Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement. EastMidsTenders https://www.eastmidstenders.org/