Published date: 29 October 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 8 November 2019

Contract summary


  • Recruitment services - 79600000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 October 2019

Closing date

8 November 2019

Contract start date

20 November 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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The Professional Standards Authority is seeking to appoint a Chair before the end of the financial year and is looking for a recruitment partner to work with the Authority to select the new Chair.

The Authority is looking for a recruitment agency with a track record of recruiting chairs to significant public bodies.

The successful agency will be expected to:
• prepare proposals for advertising and searching for suitable candidates
• demonstrate how it will source a diverse range of candidates from across the UK
• undertake preliminary interviewing of candidates, and prepare a long list for the Authority's consideration, using criteria agreed with the Authority
• work with the Authority to prepare a shortlist of candidates for interview
• work with the Authority on interview arrangements, support candidates through the interview process, and debrief candidates at the end of the process.

The supplier will be expected to deliver a significant number of qualified and quality candidates, by deadlines stated in the ITT, to allow the Authority to shortlist for interview and ultimately appoint a Chair.

Please submit proposals and relevant documents directly to the Authority through by 16:00 on 8 November 2019.

More information


Additional text

Please complete the supplier questionnaire and submit this alongside proposal.

About the buyer

Contact name

Professional Standards Authority


157-197 Buckingham Palace Road




Closing: 8 November 2019