Published date: 13 July 2023

Last edited date: 18 August 2023

This notice was replaced on 6 March 2024

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 6 March 2024)

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Contract summary


  • Computer support and consultancy services - 72600000

  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

  • Training services - 80500000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 July 2023

Closing date

14 August 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

20 February 2024

Contract end date

20 August 2031

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive dialogue (above threshold)

Tenders are invited from pre-qualified suppliers after discussion of requirements and potential solutions.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service (CCS), with this procurement, wants to develop a new long-term contracting solution for the provision of workforce solutions to replace the current framework, RM3749 Public Sector Resourcing.

The aim of this framework is to build a market leading commercial model to connect workers with public sector demand, enabling contracting authorities to engage the right resources, with the right skills, at the right price, through a range of delivery models. This will include sourcing temporary workers, engaging pre-identified nominated workers, delivering work through statements of work (SOW), and engaging workers via a Recruit-Train-Deploy (RTD) model.

More information



Additional text

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer list;
3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.
On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which
replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number
of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may
impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at:
Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling
personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce
the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme
defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection
from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement,
bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber
Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.
Refer to for more information.
Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this
Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations
(as defined in Attachment 1 - About the framework within the invitation to participate in the dialogue
tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for
the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the
terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer's specific needs.
Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for
sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the
eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement.
If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool:
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email atb or call 0345 410 2222.

About the buyer


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+44 3454102222