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Title: NPS Managed Service for the provision of Agency Staff
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-018309
Published by: Welsh Government - Commercial Delivery
Authority ID: AA27760
Publication Date: 01/12/2014
Deadline Date: 14/01/2015
Deadline Time: 15:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: 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.
CPV: 79620000.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)

T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road

Caerphilly

CF83 8WT

UK

Neil Thomas

+44 3007900170

npspeopleservicesandcomms@wales.gsi.gov.uk


http://npswales.gov.uk

http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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Yes

The National Procurement Service is a pan public sector organisation, for the public sector, of the public sector, which will deliver 'All-Wales' contracts and frameworks for all public sector organisations in Wales. The current list of organisations signed up to using the National Procurement Service can be found at: http://npswales.gov.uk/about-us/customer-member-organisations?lang=en 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 Educational Establishments, Town and Community Councils, Housing Associations and Voluntary Organisations within the City and County Boundaries of Wales. Welsh Public Sector organisations that are not named above, but sign up to the NPS during the term of the agreement will be allowed to use the Agreement as NPS members.

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

NPS Managed Service for the provision of Agency Staff

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

22

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Across Wales



UKL

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

7

Duration of the framework agreement

48

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

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.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=18309

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79620000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

Yes

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II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

II.2.2)

Options

The initial term of the Framework Agreement is 3 years with the option to extend by up to a further 1 year

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and / or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in sterling only.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

No special legal form required but joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents and etender.




III.2.3)

Technical capacity


Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents and etender




III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No


Yes

No

IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

Yes

Users may choose to run an E-Auction as part of the User Ordering and Engagement Procedure. Further details are in the tender documents.

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

NPS-PSU-0010-14

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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2014/S 136-244314 18-07-2014

Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents



 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 14-01-2015  15:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates


IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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or English and Welsh


IV.3.7)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders





Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published


3 or 4 years depending on whether option to extend contract is taken up.

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No



VI.3)

Additional Information

If you have any queries regarding the requirements please message using the extender wales message portal. If you are seeking help on using the etenderwales system please email the bravo solutions help desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

If you require the documentation in an alternative format, please use the "Messages" area to contact the buyer directly, who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, Large Print, Word Document or Audio format.

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

- The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

- Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

- The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

- On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.

- The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

- In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

- Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

- Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

- If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

- Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

- Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

- Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

- Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 15:00 on 14/01/2015 . Clarification requests should be sent through the eTenderWales Portal by 15:00 on 08/01/2015.

How to find the Invitation to Tender:

All tender documentation can be found at https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk.

Once logged in you must click on "ITT'S Open to all Suppliers"

The etender references for this framework are: 28943 - National Procurement Service Managed Service for the Provision of Agency Staff and Invitation to Tender's itt_44586 - Lot 1 NPS Agency Staff: Managed Service Provider : Master Vendor and itt_45302 - Lot 2 NPS Agency Staff: Managed Service Provider : Neutral Vendor and itt_45303 - Lot 3 NPS Agency Staff: Managed Service Provider : Education (primary and secondary schools) staff.

Click on the title to access summary details of the framework. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the "Express an Interest button". This will move the ITT from the "Open to all Suppliers" area to the "My ITT's" on the home page.

You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any documents in the "Attachments" area.

Should you have any questions on the ITT's please use the "Messages" area to contact us directly.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

This Framework Agreement will be using a mixture of a Core / Non-Core approach to "Community Benefits". Some questions directly linked to the framework will be scored and for the non -core elements tenderers are asked to submit a Method Statement in the form of a Community Benefits Plan setting out how they will deliver "community benefits" on a cost neutral basis through the contract as requested in the Technical Questionnaire.

(WA Ref:18309)

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

This Framework Agreement will be using a mixture of a Core / Non-Core approach to "Community Benefits". Some questions directly linked to the framework will be scored and for the non -core elements tenderers are asked to submit a Method Statement in the form of a Community Benefits Plan setting out how they will deliver "community benefits" on a cost neutral basis through the contract as requested in the Technical Questionnaire. Further details are in the tender documents.

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures










Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 01-12-2014

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

1     Lot 1: Master Vendor (MV) Service Provider for Corporate Staff

1)

Short Description

LOTTING DETAILS

A wide range of Temporary Agency Workers are required and the Managed Service Provider must be able to supply all Temporary Agency Workers as needed by the Customer (relevant to the lot for which the Tenderer is bidding). This Lot will be for a Master Vendor Service Provider of Corporate Staff.

A maximum of 3 suppliers will be appointed to this lot subject to receipt of sufficient valid tenders.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79620000

3)

Quantity or scope

A list of describing the spectrum of the roles included can be found in the specification, but Tenderers should note that this list is not exhaustive and other categories of staff outside of this list may also be required, therefore the list may be revised to include additional roles added during the duration of the framework. The precise scope to be covered shall be defined by the Customer organisation entering into a Customer Agreement with the Managed Service Provider.


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

2     Lot 2 –Neutral Vendor Service Provider for Corporate Staff

1)

Short Description

This Lot will be for a Vendor Neutral Service Provider of Corporate Staff

A maximum of 3 Service Providers will be appointed to this lot

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79620000

3)

Quantity or scope

Full details can be found in the Invitation to tender documentation.


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

3     Lot 3 – Managed Service Provider for Education (School) Staff

1)

Short Description

This Lot will be for a Managed Service Provider for Education (Primary and Secondary School) Staff

A single Service Provider will be appointed to this lot.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79620000

3)

Quantity or scope

Full details can be found in the Invitation to tender documentation.


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots



Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: npspeopleservicesandcomms@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
79620000Supply services of personnel including temporary staffRecruitment services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

Alert Region Restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

Alert Region Restrictions
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