Published date: 23 December 2021

Last edited date: 17 January 2022

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 26 January 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Recruitment services - 79600000

Location of contract

DE22 1GB

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 December 2021

Closing date

26 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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At the University of Derby, our vision is for Derby to be recognised as an inclusive university, providing the knowledge, experience and support that give our students the skills and confidence to achieve what they are capable of.

The University is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement to engage with recruitment specialists to undertake recruitment for Executive and Academic roles under two Lots.

Lot 1 - Executive Searches - Maximum of 7 agencies to cover both permanent and fixed term roles.

Lot 2 - Academic Roles (non-Executive - senior or specialist roles) - Maximum of 3 agencies

We are looking for agencies who have the credentials and interests to contribute to fulfilling the University's vision, "An applied university of today and for tomorrow".

The successful agencies must have a proven track record in recruiting to board level in the Higher Education sector and able to present a diverse range of candidates to meet our equality objectives.

For details on how to apply, please see the following link

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Denise China


Kedleston Road


01332 592004