Care Quality Commission: Executive Search Services

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Notice Summary
Title: Executive Search Services
Notice type: Simplified Contract Notice
Authority: Care Quality Commission
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Open
Short Description: Recruitment services. Placement services of personnel. Staff development services. Career guidance services.
Published: 08/07/2014 15:40

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UK-London: Recruitment services.

Preliminary Questions
   This notice is covered by:
      Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting Authority/Entity
   Title: UK-London: Recruitment services.
   I.1)Name, Addresses And Contact Point(s):
      Care Quality Commission
      Finsbury Tower, 103-105 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TG, United Kingdom
      Tel. +44 01912333676, Email:, URL:
      Contact: Please refer to Section V.1 (Additional Information) which clarifies the procedure regarding access to and submission of tender documentation.
   I.2)Type of the contracting authority and main activity or activities:
      Body governed by public law

   I.3) Main activity:

   I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
      The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II: Object Of The Contract
   II.1)Title Attributed To The Contract By The Contracting Authority/Entity: Executive Search Services   
   II.2)Type Of Contract: SERVICES
   II.3)Short Description Of The Specific Contract:
   Recruitment services. Placement services of personnel. Staff development services. Career guidance services. Recruitment services. Placement services of personnel. Staff development services. Career guidance services.
   II.4)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
      79600000 - Recruitment services.
      79610000 - Placement services of personnel.
      79633000 - Staff development services.
      79634000 - Career guidance services.
   II.5)Quantity Or Scope Of The Specific Contract:      
   The following list gives an indication of the vacancies that could potentially be offered to the external suppliers until October 2014. Additional requirements may arise within this timeframe, however CQC reserve the right to include or exclude them from this exercise.

Profession/Area - Deputy Chief Inspector for Primary Medical Services, Deputy Chief Inspector Hospitals, Head of Digital Communications, Head of Internal Communications, Board Secretary, Strategy Lead, Head of Provider Analytics and Director of Communications and Engagement for Healthwatch England.

Any procurement exercises to support filing the above positions will be offered to suppliers via the Executive Search and Assessment Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

Therefore, if not already done so, any organisations wishing to compete for the above or future opportunities must first of all apply to be accepted onto the DPS.

Details of how to apply to join the Dynamic Purchasing System can be found at V1.1 (Additional Information). For information, to be included in any procurement opportunity for the above mentioned post your DPS application must reach us no later than 29/07/2014.               
      Range between: 110,000 and 250,000
      Currency: GBP
Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1)Type Of Procedure
      IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open      
      IV.2.2)An electronic auction will be used: No    
   IV.2)Administrative Information
      IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity: Not Provided      
      IV.2.2)Previous publication providing more information about the dynamic purchasing system:      
         Notice number in OJ: 2014/S 39 - 65129 of 25/02/2014         
      IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract
         Date: 29/07/2014
         Time: 17:00
      IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up:         English

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1)Additional Information:
   HMRC is using the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing (e-Tendering) tool for this DPS on behalf of CS Resourcing. Consequently formal applications are to be submitted by completing an on-line Questionnaire. Information about the e-Sourcing tool/application can be obtained from

Economic operators who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access the on-line Questionnaire (Indicative Tender (bid)). If an email response is not received please check your spam filters.
Applications not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. (When requesting access to the online Questionnaire, please notify the Authority if you have any accessibility issues (disabilities), which may prevent you from providing a high quality response using the e-sourcing tool/application. All communications shall be in English. Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from the DPS will be considered as a contract made in England according to English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The Authority does not bind itself to accept any Indicative Tender (bid) and reserves the right to accept any part of the Indicative Tender (bid) unless the tenderer expressly stipulates to the contrary. The Race Relations Act1976, as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 (RRA), gives the Authority a statutory duty to promote race equality. In order to fully comply with its duty under the RRA, the Authority will take steps to ensure that its procurement activity and resulting contracts also promote race equality.
The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the DPS process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the competition; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. There can be no guarantee of subsequent call-off contracts being awarded, any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgment of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this DPS will form a separate contract under the scope of this DPS between the supplier and the specific requesting other Contracting Body.
The Authority has established a DPS for use by the following Contracting Bodies and UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these bodies) Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
The government departments detailed in the following list are likely to use the DPS, which includes ‘the Ministry of Defence and its agencies, trading funds and non departmental public bodies’ as well as any other UK government department listed in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Public Sector Classification Guide, which is updated monthly and can be found at the following link:

The Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SME’s). However the evaluation of Indicative Tender (bid)s will be based solely on the criteria set out for the DPS.

Public Corporations:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
BNFL plc.
Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Royal Mail Group plc.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Partnerships UK.
Royal Mint.
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Met Office.
UK Hydrographic Office.
Forensic Science Service.
Actis Capital LLP.
CDC Group plc.
Working Links Limited.
British Waterways Authority.
Covent Garden Market Authority.
Channel 4.
The Tote.
Ordnance Survey.
QEII Conference Centre.
Northern Ireland Water.
Scottish Water.
Local Authorities.
National Parks Authorities.
Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT.
Independent Schools.
Police Forces in the United Kingdom.
Fire and Rescue Services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
NHS Bodies England including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts, including Ambulance Trusts. (There is also a drill down to NHS Doctors making them ‘easily identifiable’).
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations).
Third Sector and Charities.
Citizens Advice.
Scottish Public Bodies.
Scottish Government.
Scottish Local Authorities.
Scottish Agencies, NDPBs.
Scottish NHS Bodies.
Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies.
Scottish Police.
Scottish Fire and Rescue.
Scottish Housing Associations.
Scottish Parliament.
The Scotland Office.
Scotland Citizens Advice.
Scottish Schools.
Primary Schools.
Secondary Schools.
Special Schools.
Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities.
NHS Wales.
NHS Wales GP Practices.
NI Public Bodies.
Northern Ireland Government Departments.
Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities.
Schools in Northern Ireland.
Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.
Health and Social care in Northern Ireland.
Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Citizens Advice Northern Ireland
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   VI.2)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 08/07/2014

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