Permanent Recruitment 2 framework FAQs
The Permanent Recruitment 2 framework is due to open for applications in May 2021. Here's what you need to know.
We recently went over the ways we’d recommend enabling procurement for recruitment and staffing providers. Which basically explains that routes to market like frameworks provide a big boost for suppliers. For one, they open the doors for being purchased. They provide a quick, compliant way for public sector buyers to procure the solutions and services they need. One great framework opening in 2021 is the Permanent Recruitment 2 framework.
What is Permanent Recruitment 2?
It’s the second iteration of the Permanent Recruitment framework – run by Crown Commercial Service. Providing a platform for the public sector to procure recruitment services and support. This includes:
- General recruitment
- Executive search
- Talent mapping
- Testing and assessment centres
This covers a range of subject areas too: administrative; operational; digital, data and technology (DDaT); corporate services; (including commercial, HR, marcomms, property and legal); finance; and project delivery.
Crown Commercial Service have outlined a Lot structure of:
- Lot 1. Clinical General Recruitment
- Lot 2. Non – Clinical General Recruitment
(The proposed Lot 3 for Executive Search has now be removed from the framework plans – and will possibly become its own agreement).
More information about how many suppliers can join the framework, how pricing will work etc will be released closer to the open date of applications…
When does the Permanent Recruitment 2 framework open?
We’re expecting it to open on 10th September 2021. Permanent Recruitment closes for good in April 2022, so applications for the second iteration will have to start soon. It was originally scheduled for 27th August, so there is a slight delay.
We’ll make sure to update this page when we get the specific date!
What should interested suppliers do now?
Suppliers should also make sure they’ve got everything ready to apply. They need to make sure they are compliant with the framework terms (usually including Social Value aspects and relevant accreditations), and have enough time to get submitted. Applications are competitive as suppliers numbers are capped – so don’t leave it until the last minute.