HMRC: Executive Search & Related Services

  HMRC has published this notice through Delta eSourcing

Notice Summary
Title: Executive Search & Related Services
Notice type: Prior Information Notice
Authority: HMRC
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Not applicable
Short Description:
Published: 03/05/2013 13:39

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UK-Salford: Recruitment services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
   Title: UK-Salford: Recruitment services.
   I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
      HM Revenue & Customs
      5th Floor West Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, M60 9LA, United Kingdom
      Tel. +44 1618270399, Email:, URL:, URL:
      Attn: Andrew Cullenaine

      Further information can be obtained at: As Above

      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
         1: Contracting Authority
         Civil Service Resourcing
         100 Parliament Street, London, United Kingdom

   I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
      Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

   I.3) Main activity:
      Other: Direct & Indirect Taxes

   I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
      The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: Yes

Section II.B: Object Of The Contract (Supplies Or Services)
      II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Executive Search & Related Services
      II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
         Service category No: 27         Region Codes: UK - UNITED KINGDOM

      II.3)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
         Recruitment services. Assessment centre services for recruitment. Placement services of personnel. Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Recruitment services. Assessment centre services for recruitment. Placement services of personnel. Civil Service Resourcing (CS Resourcing) (the Client) wishes to establish services which supports recruitment to Senior and Executive posts for its customers within Central Government. This will replace the existing Executive Search & Related Services framework, originally let by the Cabinet Office and novated to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which expires on 31st December 2013.
The services must comply with government policy on vacancy filling, equality and diversity, and security accreditation and to be updated if these policies change.
The services will complement current CS Resourcing procurement exercises but with a wider client portfolio. The services may be accessed by, but not limited to, other UK public bodies such as the National Health Service, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Local Government, It is expected that the services will be provided by organisations commonly referred to as ‘head hunters’ operating in the field of senior executive search and selection.
The level of seniority of post is likely to include Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Board Member, Director General and senior specialist posts.             
         Range between: 15,000,000 and 20,000,000
         Currency: GBP
               Lots (for information about lots, use Annex B as many times as there are lots):
         This contract is divided into lots:Yes          

      II.4)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
         79600000 - Recruitment services.
         79635000 - Assessment centre services for recruitment.
         79610000 - Placement services of personnel.
      II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 18/11/2013
      II.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
         The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Yes          

      II.7)Additional Information:
         It is envisaged that the services will be broken down into Lots by specialist area but the exact Lot structure has not yet been agreed. Consideration is also being given to how the services will be provided (for example this may be by a framework with one or more suppliers; by a managed service provider; neutral master vendor; dynamic purchasing system etc). Services are likely to include (but are not limited to) specialisms such as HR, Finance, Communications, Commercials, IT etc. The Client reserves the right to amend the Service Lots.
HMRC acting on behalf of the CS Resourcing, will be holding a Supplier Event on Friday 17th May 2013 at Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN for potential suppliers to learn more about this requirement. The supplier event will also assist the Client in scoping the requirement by using feedback from suppliers in the market place. Due to the potential interest and size of the venue, numbers need to be restricted to one attendee from each prospective supplier on a first come-first served basis. It is advisable to register your interest by no later than Friday 10th May 2013.
How to Register.
To receive an invite to the published event you will need to:
1. Register your interest by emailing with the following information;
— User name,
— Company name,
— User’s position in the company,
— Email address,
— Contact telephone number.
New users will receive login details to access sourcing@HMRC.
Suppliers who already have login details will be able to use these to access the system (as below).
To log in to Sourcing@HMRC:
1. Log on to HMRC eSourcing User
i. Enter your user name in the Name field. (case sensitive)
ii. Enter your password in the Password field. (case sensitive)
iii. Click the Login button.
2. Locate the RFx, TE-2013-Executive Search & Related Services-PIN, in the list of RFx(s)
3. Click on the summary icon in the second column to view the event summary.
You will then be asked to provide contact details of the person you would like to be invited.

Information About Lots   
   Lot No: 1       
   Title: Not Provided       
      1)Short Description:
         Not Provided             
      2)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
         79600000 - Recruitment services.
      3)Quantity Or Scope:
         Not Provided
      4)Indication About Different Date For Start Of Award Procedures And/Or Duration Of The Contract
         Not Provided
      5)Additional Information About Lots:
         Not Provided
Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
   III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
   III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
      Full details regarding legal, economic, financial and technical information to be provided at the tender stage will be detailed in the Contract Notice and/or in the tender documentation.       
   III.2)Conditions For Participation
   III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided      
Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1)Information about European Union funds: No   
   VI.2)Additional Information:
      To view this notice, please click here:
GO-201353-PRO-4780093 TKR-201353-PRO-4780092
   VI.3)Information On General Regulatory Framework
      Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be found:
      Not Provided

   VI.4)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 03/05/2013

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