Permanent Recruitment 2


Permanent Recruitment 2 will provide permanent and supporting recruitment services such as:

  • general recruitment
  • project recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • talent mapping
  • testing and assessment centres

This agreement will replace  RM6002 Permanent Recruitment Solutions and will support the hiring needs of UK central government departments, including arms-length bodies (ALBs) and all other public sector bodies across the wider public sector. 

Customer engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

We held a number of virtual customer engagement sessions during the same period as the supplier engagement events. The feedback we received has helped to shape the strategy of this agreement.

We have also engaged with departments on a one to one basis, to make sure our new agreement best meets the needs of our customers.

If you would like further information, contact the team.

Market Engagement

We held a number of engagement sessions with suppliers. Multiple webinars took place in October 2020 and were attended by over 100 suppliers. We also held over 75 individual supplier calls on a one to one basis regarding the offered services and lotting structure.

We engaged with the SME advisory panel to make sure the agreement will support the needs of SME suppliers. The feedback we received will help to shape various parts of the new agreement, including the lotting structure and specification.

If you are interested in tendering for this agreement, email the team to express your interest.


02/09/2021 – Due to a strategic refresh we will be amending the lot structure of this agreement. On the 10 September, we will release a tender which will compromise of 2 lots:

Lot 1: Clinical General Recruitment
Lot 2: Non Clinical General Recruitment

We will no longer be including executive search within this agreement. Instead, support for executive hires will now have a standalone agreement of its own. We will release further information about the new ‘Executive Recruitment Services’ agreement in early December.

You will be able to use the service to hire senior, executive and / or niche and specialist roles. This includes Non-Executive Directors across the entirety of the public sector including executive positions within the NHS.

If you are interested in tendering for this agreement, please re-register your interest by emailing the team.

Important links 

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Contract notice
Download tender documents Download documents


Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement September 2020 to February 2021
Drafting procurement documents February to August 2021
Publication of OJEU 10 September 2021
Framework award November 2021 to January 2022