Published date: 06 September 2019

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Closing date: 02 January 2020

Contract summary


  • Planning systems - 30196000

  • Compliance software package - 48170000

  • Scheduling software package - 48332000

    • Time accounting or human resources software package - 48450000

    • Analytical or scientific software package - 48461000

    • Database-management system - 48612000

    • Payroll management services - 79211110

    • Performance review services - 79313000

    • Recruitment services - 79600000

    • Personnel and payroll services - 79631000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

06 September 2019

Approach to market date

02 January 2020

Contract start date

01 April 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Please note this is a prior information notice and tender documentation is not available yet.

This procurement is intended to establish a framework agreement compromising a variety of 'off-the-shelf' software products that will enable customers to digitise their human resources service and transform their workforce.

The Lot structure of the framework is yet to be defined.

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated includes the option period.

As a central purchasing body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the framework agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: local authorities, educational establishments (including academies), central government departments and agencies, police, fire and rescue and coastguard emergency services, NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services, registered charities, registered social landlords, the corporate office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at:

ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Ltd, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the second framework) with ESPO Trading Ltd on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself.
Any second framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Ltd may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.

To express an interest:
(a) go to;
(b) register;
(c) search for tender opportunity '650_20';
(d) express an interest.

About the buyer

Contact name

Corporate Solutions Procurement Team


Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
LE19 1ES


+44 1162944038


Other information

Spend profile

2 items
Financial year Budget
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East Mids Tenders

To express an interest:
(a) go to;
(b) register;
(c) search for tender opportunity '650_20';
(d) express an interest.

Please note this is a prior information notice and tender documentation is not available yet.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 02 January 2020