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Prequalification Scheme: Contingent Workforce - SCM0007

Scheme ID SCM0007
Starts 24-Jan-2013
Ends 28-Feb-2028
RFT Publish Date 24-Jan-2013
RFT Close Date & Time
28-Feb-2028 11:45pm
ABN Required Yes
 
RFT Type Scheme Invitation
Agency NSW Procurement
Category Recruitment & Services

Contact Person
NSWBuy
Phone: 1800679289
nswbuy@finance.nsw.gov.au

Scheme Details

The Prequalification Scheme: Contingent Workforce is a new operating model for government. This model is transforming the mechanism by which contingent labour is sourced, managed and reported on within NSW Government; with a complement of four sub-category projects:

1. Vendor Management System (VMS) - Single vendor neutral recruitment technology provider

2. Managed Service Provider (MSP) - Panel of neutral providers

3. Payroll processing - Panel of dedicated providers of payroll functions 

4. Prequalification scheme of recruitment suppliers

5. This prequalification scheme replaced Contingent Workforce Contract 100 and is used to access the market for contingent labour. This Scheme is managed by NSW Procurement and leverages government buying power whilst opening up opportunities to small and medium enterprises, regional and boutique suppliers.

The objective of this Scheme is to provide a quality contingent workforce that is effectively and efficiently controlled and co-ordinated across government. This Scheme will see the implementation of systems and processes to manage appropriate buying behaviour aligned to Government Workforce Planning objectives and will capture information associated with NSW Government’s use of contingent workforce to reduce cost and improve candidate quality.

 

This Scheme will evolve to continue to meet the needs of all stakeholders and brings the following benefits to NSW Government and suppliers:

1. Opening up of categories – allowing suppliers to nominate the categories they have demonstrated their capability and providing hiring managers with more choice of suppliers

2. Supplier mark-up has been standardised allowing hiring managers to focus on candidate quality instead of cost

3. Temp to Perm conversion fee is a sliding scale over the initial 12 month period

4. Simplifying procurement practice and

5. Removes unnecessary red tape which negatively impacts on buyers and suppliers.

The NSW Government has taken the decision to convert a number of closed panel contracts to pre-qualification schemes while being respectful of associated risk and preservation of its market leverage.

This Scheme also aims to reduce off contract spend and improve compliance by allowing all suppliers who meet the scheme conditions to do business with government agencies.

The Scheme will continue to utilise categories for ease of searching and reporting. Over the life of the Scheme there will the flexibility to add more specialised role types as and when required. Prequalified suppliers will be able to apply for any and/or all categories and will be able to update their areas of capability in a simple manner.

If you require information about this Scheme please visit the ProcurePoint website.

 

Start application

The information displayed below is a read-only version of the application process. Please review and, when ready to apply for the scheme, click the Start application button above.

Vendor Instruction

Applicants should read the Scheme documents then answer the online questions. Applicants have the ability to attach marketing material, client references and capability statements.

Annexure 6 of the Scheme Documentation provides a list of role types per Category. This list is not exhaustive. Please review the lists then select the Categories you wish to apply for.

Where requested, please tell us about three (3) similar contingent roles you have filled in the past six (6) months. Please use the template provided.

You must attach three (3) client references for similar assignments undertaken in the last six (6) months. These references must be on your client's letterhead using the template that has been provided.

Once all questions have been answered, submit your application online.


Prequalification Types

Advanced

Suppliers are requested to provide company details, marketing material and capability statements as part of their application for Scheme membership. Templates are provided for Suppliers to use.


Documents

Terms and Conditions

Capabilities

The Applicant must identify its areas of substantial expertise by nominating the categories in which it is seeking prequalification.

Categories
  • A. Administration

    Administration Assistant
    Call or Contact Centre Team Leader
    Customer Service Officer
    Data Entry Operator
    Executive Assistant
    Office Support
    Receptionist / Switchboard Operator

  • B. Finance

    Accountant / Management Accountant /Senior Accountant
    Auditor / Audit Manager / Auditor (Senior) / IT Auditor
    Business Analyst / Financial Analyst
    Credit Officer / Manager
    Finance Officer / Accounts Clerk / Bookkeeper
    Finance Specialist
    Financial Controller
    Financial Planner
    Investigator
    Payroll Officer / Manager

  • C. Specialist

    Communications / Media / Promotion / Public Relations
    Contract / Procurement / Vendor (Officer or Manager)
    Distribution / Warehouse / Inventory (Officer or Manager)
    Field Officer
    Graphic Designer
    Human Resources / Training & Development / Trainers
    Lease (Administrator or Negotiator)
    Legal Support / Law Clerks / Paralegal
    Library / Archives / Record Management
    Logistics / Supply Chain (Officer or Manager)
    Marketing / Advertising (Officer, Manager or Specialist)
    Policy (Officer or Manager)
    Program (Officer, Manager or Director)
    Project (Officer, Manager or Analyst)
    Property Valuer / Conveyancer
    Security Specialist

  • D. Industrial

    Apprentice
    Arborist
    Battery Fitter
    Blacksmith / Boilermaker
    Bricklayer
    Bridge Worker
    Building Inspector
    Building Services Employee
    Carpenter
    Chef
    Cleaner
    Concrete Inspector
    Concreter
    Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
    Crossing Supervisor
    Driver / Truck Driver / Tow Truck Driver
    Electrician
    Fencer
    Fitter
    Gardener
    Kitchen hand
    Labourer - Various
    Landscape Gardener
    Leading Hand
    Line Marker
    Maintenance Handyman
    Maintenance Patrolman
    Maintenance Planner
    Mechanic
    Operators of Explosive - Powered Tools
    Painter
    Plant Operator
    Plasterer
    Plumber
    Production Worker
    Rigger
    Road / Bridge Performance Tester
    Road Traffic Controller
    Road Worker
    Roofer
    Security Officer
    Signwriter
    Steersman
    Stonemason
    Storeman and Packer
    Storeperson
    Survey Field Hand
    Team Leader
    Timberperson
    Track Worker / Labourer
    Tradesperson's / Technician's Assistant
    Transport Facility Worker
    Waiter
    Welder
    Yardman

  • D (ACT). Industrial (ACT)
    If applying for this category, it is a mandatory requirement to provide and attach a copy of your Industrial Relations & Employment Obligations (IRE) certificate.
  • E. Professional

    Archaeology and Heritage Advisor
    Architect
    Camera Enforcement Officer
    Chemist
    Engineer - Bridge / Chemical / Civil / Construction / Electrical / Electronic / Industrial / Mechanical / Maintenance / Traffic etc
    Environmental Officer / Scientist
    Food Technologist
    Geographic Information Specialist
    Geologist
    Geophysicist
    Hydrologist
    Metallurgist
    OHS&R / Safety Compliance Officer / Manager
    Project Engineer
    Project Manager / Officer
    Project Planner / Cost Engineer
    Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager
    Scientist
    Surveyor / Engineering Surveyor
    Town Planner
    Traffic and Transport Planner
    Urban and Regional Planner

  • F. Technical

    Asset Officer / Manager
    Clerk of Works
    Control Room Supervisor
    Designer - Construction / Industrial
    Development Officer / Manager
    Documentation Officer
    Drafter
    Engineering Associate / Technician
    Estimator
    Facilities or Property Officer / Manager
    Inspector
    Installation & Maintenance Supervisor
    Interior Designer
    Property Acquisition Officer
    Signal Technician
    Site Supervisor
    Site/Works Supervisor
    Surveillance Officer / Steel Inspection - Bridges
    Surveyor's Assistant
    Technical Officer
    Technician - Engineering / Science / Laboratory / Processing

  • G. ICT Network and Equipment

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Data Network Engineer
    Hardware Technician
    Network Administrator
    Network Designer / Architect
    Network Security Consultant
    Network Support
    Network Technical Consultant
    Network / Operations Manager
    Novell Engineer / Specialist
    PABX Systems Technician
    Radiocommunications Technician
    Server Engineer
    Support and Test Engineers
    Support Technicians
    Telco / Voice / Communications Analyst
    Telecommunications Engineer / Field Engineer
    Telecommunications Network Engineer
    Telecommunications Technician
    VoIP Consultant
    WAN Specialist

  • H. ICT Management, Implementation and Support

    Business Continuity Manager
    Business to Business Integration Specialist
    Change Management Specialist
    CIO
    Data Centre Facilities Supervisor
    Data Centre Support Analyst
    Desktop Support
    Documentation Specialist
    Help Desk Support / Manager
    ICT Business Analyst
    ICT Operations Manager
    ICT Strategy Planner / Consultant
    ICT Trainer
    IT Manager
    IT Specialist / ICT Consultant
    Project Coordinator / Project Manager / Program Manager
    Security Consultant / Specialist
    Technical Manager
  • I. ICT Applications, Databases and Systems

    .Net Specialist
    Analyst Programmer / Applications Developer
    C# Specialist
    Computer Operator
    Data Modeller / Architect
    Data Warehouse Technologist / Specialist / Developer
    Database Administrator / Designer / Analyst
    Email Technical Specialist
    ERP/CRM Functional / Technical Consultant
    Mercury Specialist
    Microsoft Consultant
    Multimedia Designer / Specialist
    SAP Professionals
    Siebel Specialist
    Software Engineer
    Solaris / Unix Administrator
    Solution Architects / Designers
    System Tester
    Systems Administrator
    Systems Analyst
    Systems Architect / Designer
    Technical Writer
    Test Manager / Leader / Analyst
    TSM Specialist
    Web Site Content Manager
    Web Site Designer / Consultant / Developer

  • J. Transport

    Rail Specific and Technical - Rail Technical Project Management
    Contract Officer Rail Infrastructure & Rollingstock
    Project Officer Rail Infrastructure & Rollingstock
    Design Engineer
    Project Director Rail Infrastructure
    Project Manager Rail Infrastructure
    Project Co-Ordinator
    Project Director Rollingstock
    Project Engineer Rollingstock
    Project Manager Rollingstock
    Maintenance Planning Engineer
    Project Engineer Rail Infrastructure
    Project Surveyor
    Site Manager
    Technical Support Officer
    Technical Specialist
    Construction Manager
    Site Supervisor

    Rail Specific and Technical - Engineering
    CAD Drafter
    Engineer
    Engineering Advisor
    Engineering Manager
    Geotechnical Advisor
    Project Design Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Surveyor
    Reliability Engineer
    Signalling Engineer
    Systems Engineer
    Civil Engineer
    Design Engineer
    Mechanical Engineer
    Geospatial Officer
    Senior Engineer Consultant

    Rail Specific and Technical - Design and Architecture
    Architect
    Estimator
    Senior Architect
    Town Planner
    Designer
    Surveyor

    Rail Specific and Technical - Rail Infrastructure
    Logistics Manager
    Maintenance Manager
    Operations Manager
    Process Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Signalling Designer
    Signalling Engineer
    Signalling Supervisor
    Site Supervisor

    Safety - Legal
    Compliance Manager
    General Counsel
    Lawyer
    Legal Secretary
    Paralegal
    Solicitor

  • K. Education

    Canteen Assistant
    Child Care Assistant
    Examination Supervisor
    Lecturer
    Sports Coach - all sports
    Teacher Support - all disciplines
    Tutor - Academic / Music

  • L. Other

    Access control
    Car park attendant
    Corporate host
    Disability Care Workers
    Event staff / manager
    Queue management
    Ticket seller / box office
    Traffic controller
    Turnstile operator
    Usher
  • M. NSW State Emergency Services

    Arborist
    Debris removal
    Elevated Work Platform Contractor
    Mulching of vegetation
    Stump grinding
    Tree lopping service
    Tree removal
  • N. Home Care Service of NSW

    Care Worker for Domestic Assistance - standard
    Care Worker for Domestic Assistance - specialised
    Care Worker for Personal Care - standard
    Care Worker for Personal Care - specialised
    Care Worker for In home respite - standard
    Care Worker for In home respite - specialised
    Care Worker for Social Support - standard
    Care Worker for Social Support - specialised

Advanced Questionnaire

The Applicant must answer the following questions based on the prequalification type they are applying for

A. ORGANISATIONAL DETAILS

Organisational Details

Type of Organisation *

Please confirm your organisation type. Refer Section 1.3 of Schedule 4 (Master Services) within the Scheme Conditions.

Date Established *

Please provide the date when your organisation was established (as mentioned on ASIC website and/or Australian Business Register / ABN Lookup website).

Response Type: Date
Industry Association Membership
Are you a professional member of any industry associations?
Details of Membership

Please provide the names of the industry associations that you are a member of.

Response Type: Free Text
Membership Certificates

Please attach copy of your membership certificate/s for the industry association you are a member of. Please attach as one zipped file if you have more than one (1) membership

Response Type: Upload & Date
Company Profile *

Please provide your company details by using the attached template. The completed template and your company's financial data for the past three (3) years should be attached as one zipped file.

Company details template

Response Type: Upload

Vendor Profile

Vendor Profile

Sales Contact Details

Please provide any other contact details (other than the details provided with your eTendering website registration) you would like us to use to communicate with you. This contact information will be made available to Customers. Please use the attached template.

Sales contact details template

Response Type: Upload
Accounts Receivable Contact Details

Please provide contact details (name, phone number and e-mail address) for a member of your staff who can answer accounts receivable enquiries. This information will be made available to Customers. Please use the attached template.

Accounts Receivable template

Response Type: Upload
Marketing Material

Please attach your organisation's marketing material as a zipped file. This information will be made available to Customers.

Response Type: Upload
ANZ Small Business *
Are you an Australian or New Zealand Small Business, defined as a business with a turnover of less than $2m in the last financial year?
Equity and Diversity
Do you encourage expressions of interest or applications from people with a disability?
Recognised Indigenous business *

Is your business a ‘recognised Indigenous business’? Tick one of the following:

Recognised Indigenous business

If you are a ‘recognised Indigenous business’ then please provide a copy of the certificate.

Response Type: Upload

B. APPLICATION

Application Details

Equity and Diversity - expressions of interest

How do you encourage expressions of interest or applications from people with a disability?

Response Type: Free Text
Equity and Diversity - skills assessment

How do you accommodate the needs of job seekers with a disability in skill assessment tests?

Response Type: Free Text
Equity and Diversity - promotion

How do you promote job seekers with a disability to employers and/or employees with disability within your organisation?

Response Type: Free Text
Vendor neutrality MSP *
If you are successfully engaged as a managed service provider (MSP) by a Customer, do you agree to transition any and all of your Contingent Worker(s) from that Customer prior to commencing as the MSP for that Customer?
Vendor neutrality - agree not to supply *
If you are successfully engaged as a managed service provider (MSP) by a Customer, do you agree that you and your associated companies will not supply any contingent workforce recruitment services to that Customer so long as you are engaged as the MSP for that Customer?
Referee Report *

Using the template below provide three (3) referee reports for each category that you are applying for. Please attach as one zipped file.

Referee report template

Response Type: Upload
Demonstrated Experience *

Please demonstrate your experience in providing services under each category you are applying for by completing the attached template. Please attach as one zipped file.

Relevant experience template

Response Type: Upload
Qualifications of personnel - Category M only

If your company is applying to provide services under category 'M - NSW State Emergency Services' your personnel must hold one or both of the following;

- AHC20510 Certificate II in Arboriculture and
- AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture

Do all of your relevant personnel hold one or both of these qualifications?

Supplying services in the ACT

Do you intend to supply services in the ACT?

Ethical Suppliers Statutory Declaration for the ACT

Please complete and attach the Ethical Suppliers Statutory Declaration.

Ethical Suppliers Stat Dec - 28 June 2017.docx

Response Type: Upload
Industrial Relations & Employment Obligations (IRE) certificate

If applying for Category D – Industrial in the ACT, it is a mandatory requirement to provide the expiry date of your Industrial Relations & Employment Obligations (IRE) certificate.

Response Type: Date

C. INSURANCES

Insurance Details

How much Public Liability insurance does your organisation currently hold *
If you have selected 'Other' in the previous question, please advise the exact value of Public Liability insurance in $ million
Response Type: Free Text
Insurance - Public Liability *

Please upload the latest insurance copy or copy of the broker's certificate of currency for Public Liability Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name on your certificate is exactly the same name under which you are applying for this Scheme.

Response Type: Upload & Date
How much Professional Indemnity insurance does your organisation currently hold *
If you have selected 'Other' in the previous question, please advise the exact value of Professional Indemnity insurance in $ million
Response Type: Free Text
Insurance - Professional Indemnity *

Please upload the latest insurance copy or copy of the broker's certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name on your certificate is exactly the same name under which you are applying for this Scheme.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Insurance - Workers Compensation - NSW

Please upload the latest insurance copy or copy of the broker's certificate of currency for WorkCover Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name and the ABN on your certificate is exactly the same name and ABN under which you are applying for this Scheme.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Insurance - Workers Compensation - ACT

If you want to provide your services in another state (inclusive of the state selected in the above question), then for the second state,  please upload the latest copy of the broker's certificate of currency for WorkCover Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name and the ABN on your certificate is exactly the same name and ABN under which you are applying for this Scheme.

Response Type: Upload & Date

D. LEGAL

Legal Status

Legal Proceedings?
Are you or any of your directors or close associates currently, or have you, or have your directors or close associates been at any time within the last five years, the subject of any or any pending Legal Proceedings?
Legal Proceedings response if applicable

If YES please provide details

Response Type: Free Text
Legal Proceedings - NSWP Schemes
Have you been removed by NSW Procurement from any Scheme or Contract within the last 12 months?
Legal Proceedings - NSWP Schemes response if applicable

If YES please provide details

Response Type: Free Text
Insolvency, administrations or investigations?
Are you or any of your directors or close associates currently, or have you, or have your directors or close associates been at any time within the last five years, the subject of any or any pending Insolvency, Administrations or Investigations?
Insolvency, administrations or investigations - response if applicable

If YES please provide details

Response Type: Free Text
Investigations by ICAC or any other public body
Are you or any of your directors or close associates currently, or have you, or have your directors or close associates been at any time within the last five years, the subject of any or any pending Investigations by the ICAC or any other public bodies?
Investigations by ICAC or any other public body - response if applicable

If YES please provide details

Response Type: Free Text
Business Ethics and Code of Practice for Procurement *

The Business Ethics information is available on http://www.finance.nsw.gov.au/about-us/business-ethics and Code of Practice for Procurement is available on https://www.procurepoint.nsw.gov.au/policy-and-reform/nsw-government-procurement-information . Have you read and do you agree to comply with the Business Ethics and Code of Practice for Procurement?

OHS&R Statutory Obligations *
Do you comply with all OHS&R statutory obligations?
OHS&R Workplace Health & Safety System
Do you have a documented workplace health and safety system?
OHS&R Documented System

Do you have a documented workplace health and safety system? If yes, please attach a copy

Response Type: Upload & Date

Amendment History

  1. 29-Nov-2013 3:42pm
    Minor amendments have been made to the Scheme conditions, including the addition of Annexure 7: Additional Conditions - Sydney Trains. This Annexure has been added to assist in the facilitation of the transition from RailCorp's WCCL to the Scheme. A list of all amendments can be found in the Scheme conditions on page 2, version control.

     

  2. 23-Jun-2014 5:28pm
    A new category has been added to the Scheme: Category M - NSW State Emergency Services.
    As a result a new question has been added to the questionnaire. This question is only applicable to those firms applying for category M.
    Please note that the Scheme Conditions have also been updated accordingly.
  3. 23-Jun-2014 6:23pm
    A new category has been added to the Scheme: Category M - NSW State Emergency Services.
    As a result a new question has been added to the questionnaire. This question is only applicable to those firms applying for category M.
  4. 2-Oct-2014 4:49pm
    • A new category has been added to the Scheme: Category N - Home Care Services. Annexure 10 provides details. As a result a new question has been added to the questionnaire. This question is only applicable to those firms applying for category N.
    • Clause 6.1.7 of the Scheme Conditions and Clause 1.3.2 in Schedule 4 - Master Services have been added. Suppliers must note that sub-contract arrangements are not allowed.
  5. 18-May-2015 3:28pm

     

    New questions have been added to

     

    • identify the value of Public Liability insurance and Professional Indemnity insurance
    • identify a recognised Indigenous business

     

    Currently prequalified suppliers are required to update their profiles accordingly.

     

  6. 2-Jul-2015 2:08pm

    Scheme Rules updated.

  7. 19-Jan-2016 2:24pm

    Minor updates to Scheme Rules including updated referee reporting template.

  8. 19-Jan-2016 3:33pm

    Version control date updated

  9. 11-Feb-2016 12:40pm

    Minor update to scheme rules.

  10. 2-Nov-2016 12:21pm

    Scheme Rules updated.

  11. 12-Dec-2016 4:09pm

    Amendment made to the scheme conditions to include ACT requirements.

  12. 13-Dec-2016 1:03pm

    A new capability has been added to the scheme. The new category is D ACT.

  13. 13-Feb-2017 3:05pm

    Amendment made to the scheme conditions.

  14. 27-Nov-2017 8:16am

    Scheme has been extended till 28 February 2028. Minor changes have been made to Scheme Rules.

  15. 10-Jul-2018 5:04pm

    No action required. Scheme updated to define the term “acquisition” with associated supplier obligations.

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