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The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint a framework of suppliers to provide an executive recruitment search service to appoint senior level and strategically important roles as they arise.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Aberdeen
University Office, King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224274467
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1224273875
NUTS code: UKM50

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00102

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Executive Recruitment Search Service.

Reference number: AU17/10
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79600000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint a framework of suppliers to provide an executive recruitment search service to appoint senior level and strategically important roles as they arise.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79600000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeen.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Executive Recruitment Services for senior level and strategically important roles as and when required.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Experience and key personnel / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion - Name: Service model / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Sustainable procurement — Equality, diversity and inclusion / Weighting: 5
Price - Weighting: 35
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 optional 1 year extensions.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Question 4B1.1 (Minimum standards) Turnover should be up to twice the estimated contract value over the past 2 financial years. However, the client reserves the right to review and consider all supporting financial information in this regards.

ESPD Question 4B.6 During the term of the Contract and for a period of 5 years thereafter, the Supplier shall effect and maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, a policy or policies of insurance covering all matters which are the subject of indemnities under the Contract including Public Liability Insurance to a minimum sum of 5 000 000 GBP, Professional Liability Insurance to a minimum sum of 2 000 000 GBP and Employers Liability insurance to a minimum sum of 5 000 000 GBP, in each case in respect of any 1 incident and unlimited as to the number of incidents unless otherwise agreed by the Client in writing. Where the Contract relates to Professional Services, the Supplier shall maintain in force with reputable insurers Professional Liability insurance in the sum not less than 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any 1 incident and unlimited as to numbers of claims. The Client reserves the right to require adjustments to such insurance cover if they consider that to be necessary.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/03/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7776. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref: 484666).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University of Aberdeen
University Office, King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224274467
Fax: +44 1224273875

Internet address:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/procurement

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/02/2017