Future opportunity

Future Workforce Framework

  • The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-003934

Published 10 February 2022, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3450103503


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Public procurement

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Future Workforce Framework

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 79620000 - Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is developing a new long-term contracting solution for the provision of temporary workers 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. The framework may also include recruitment of permanent and fixed term staff, and/or workforce strategy advice. The lotting structure and commercial model for this framework will be determined as a result of the market and customer engagement. Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £20,000,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 72600000 - Computer support and consultancy services
  • 79211110 - Payroll management services
  • 79414000 - Human resources management consultancy services
  • 79600000 - Recruitment services
  • 79610000 - Placement services of personnel
  • 79620000 - Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
  • 79621000 - Supply services of office personnel
  • 79623000 - Supply services of commercial or industrial workers
  • 79631000 - Personnel and payroll services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

RM6288 Future Workforce Framework

two.2.14) Additional information

Replacement framework for RM3749 Public Sector Resourcing

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

16 January 2023

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the contingent labour market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during 2022 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract(s). If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6288, where a means will be published for organisations to express their interest. Further details will then be provided to you. Interested organisations are advised to regularly check the above page, where further updates on this procurement will be regularly provided.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 6 years.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6288 for updates.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further 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 properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.

Bidders for any lot or lots involving supply of temporary workers will be required to demonstrate they are accredited members of the FCSA.

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6288 Framework Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.