The Trust is reviewing its process for recruiting flexible staff via agencies. Recruitment agencies are currently used after the prior options of sessional workers and bank staff has been exhausted. Agencies need to be able to provide quality, experienced staff, often at short notice, at competitive rates for all shift types. Flexible staff required varies from nursing staff, locums and allied health professionals. These include but are not limited to:
Registered General Nurses covering the full range of job roles and bands, Dental Nurses, Clinical Support Workers, Locums, Arts Therapy; Chaplaincy; Clinical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy; Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography; Dietetics; Generic Therapy; Health Promotion; Orthoptists; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Play Specialists; Podiatry; Public Health – Health improvement; Sexual Health and Speech and Language Therapy.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots:
- Lot No: 1 – Nursing.
- Lot No: 2 – Allied Health Professions.
- Lot No: 3 – Locums
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Information on framework agreement: Framework agreement with a single operator
Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate: Envisaged minimum number 5
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, services span across 4 divisions:
- children and families
- community services
- mental health
- specialist services
More details of the locations of where these services are delivered may be found here: http://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/service-directory/.
The resulting contract will be made available to other NHS bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) along with any other non-NHS bodies which the participants deem necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services (only through the prior approval of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust).
Contract Duration: 36 months
Estimated Value: £5,000,000 – £5,500,000 (over entire duration of framework agreement)
Deadline: 5pm, 13th September 2013
Name, addresses and contact point(s): Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, 4000 John Smith Drive, https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk/, Attn: Hannah Fisher, OX4 2GX, Oxford. Tel. +44 845 130 0161. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows:
(i) Candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk;
(ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows a) login to the portal b) select “View current opportunities and notices” c) access the listing related to this contract Agency Staff and Locums and view details d) click on Express Interest button;
(iii) Once you have expressed interest, please access the My PQQs /My ITTs page, where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button;
(iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 8003684850 or email@example.com