The awarding authority is acting on behalf of the Government Finance Profession to procure consultancy for recruitment of professionally qualified accountants and part qualified accountants. The first recruitment under this contract may be open to advert in September 2013 and therefore initial activity to plan the exercise, design, advertising, set up a microsite etc. Previously, recruitment has mainly been by individual departments, with two joined-up exercises led by DWP. There is a need to put in place an initial contract for one year with the option to extend for a further twelve months up to a maximum of three years. This contract is to recruit to the Government Finance Profession. It will be let and managed by DWP but other government departments will have access to it, and indeed there could be exercises that take place that DWP does not itself recruit through.
Interested parties should note that this requirement is categorised as a Part B service, hence does not fall under the full EU regulations. Publication is for the department to meet its transparency obligations and in the spirit of good practise for Public Sector Procurement.
Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: London, however it is expected that the successful bidder will be able to provide recruitment services across a wide geographical dimensions to include Leeds, Warrington and Sheffield.
Contract Value: Up to £400,000
Contract Duration: 1 year with the option to extend for a maximum of 2 x 12 months (i.e. up to 3 years)
Deadline: 26th July 2013
Awarding Authority: Department for Work and Pensions (PTS South), Department for Work & Pensions, Professional Services Team, Caxton House, Fifth Floor, 6 – 12 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.dwp.gov.uk (Cedric Tasheira).
For further information and documentation please visit: https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&lang=en%C2%ACiceid%3d1024493¬iceid=1024493&fs=true
Potential Suppliers should view, download and upload documents via Bravo Solutions. The Invitation to Tender documents is available on Bravo for completion. If you are not a Bravo registered supplier you need to register with Bravo to bid using the following link: https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml. Bravo has a designated helpline number: 0800 3684850, or alternatively an email address: email@example.com. Once registered Interested bidders should also familiarise themselves with the Authority’s document: “Instructions to Potential Suppliers” which contains information of the procurement exercise.