PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PIN AND NOT A CONTRACT NOTICE!
This PIN is to signal that CCS has an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Education Workforce market. The CCS intends to hold market engagement sessions during June and July 2021 with industry stakeholders and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing email@example.com. Further details will then be provided to you.
The Crown Commercial Service intends to establish an agreement for the recruitment of temporary and fixed term teachers and non-teaching staff for UK schools, colleges and educational establishments including nurseries, pupil referral units, and children centres (new framework number RM6238). The purpose of this framework agreement is to provide schools with an open, fair and transparent route when hiring supply teachers and other temporary staff that also delivers value for money. Roles include head teachers, qualified and non–qualified teachers both SEN and non- SEN, education support (staff cover supervisors and teaching assistants) invigilators and senior leaders. Other temporary staff include but not limited to, administrative and clerical (IT and finance staff) estates and maintenance and cleaners.
It is expected that the duration of the agreement will be for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend for up to 2 years (at 12 month intervals).
Estimated total value excluding VAT: £1,000,000,000
Estimated date of publication of contract notice: 1st December 2021
The contract will be divided into lots as follows:
- Lot 1 – Provision of qualified and non-qualified supply teachers and other temporary staff in educational establishments. The supplier will provide recruitment services for the provision of supply teachers, unqualified teacher and education support staff and other temporary staffing services from both employment businesses for temporary assignments, and employment agencies for fixed term employment.
- Lot 2 – Master Vendor: Managed Service Requirements of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teachers, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services. The master vendor will take overall responsibility for providing the buyer with recruitment services to meet their worker needs. The supplier will manage provision of supply teachers, unqualified teacher, education support staff and other temporary staffing services from both employment businesses for temporary assignments, and employment agencies for fixed term employment. The supplier will provide workers directly from their own resource pool and has the option of managing supplementary supply from subcontractor(s). The buyer will contract only with the master vendor, and the master vendor is responsible for managing their supply chain which must be accredited. The master vendor must also be accredited.
- Lot 3 – Neutral Vendor: Managed Service Requirements of Supply Teachers, Unqualified Teacher, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services. The neutral vendor will take overall responsibility for providing the buyer with their worker needs. A neutral vendor supplier will not supply any workers directly from its own business (or any affiliated businesses) and will use an accredited supply chain to meet all worker requirements. For the Buyer receiving the service, the buyer will enter into a call-off contract with the neutral vendor supplier and not with the supply chain directly.
You may wish to register with the CCS. They will be using an eSourcing system for this competition which is: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
You can obtain further information and updates for this framework on this link: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/products-and-services/people/supply-teachers.