The tender renewal for the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation’s (YPO) managed service mega-framework has stepped up a gear from the last generation and now includes a whopping 12 lots ranging from sector-focused MSP delivery (e.g. NHS-only, education-only) and technology-led delivery (VMS and talent pool) to RPO and the holy grail of total talent management. Every lot also contains a veritable smorgasbord of “additional HR services” meaning once you’re on, you can just keep on sellin’.
Reading between the lines, YPO have clearly decided to ‘go big or go home’ and leapfrog their traditional local gov. MSP rivalry with ESPO (MSTAR) and set their sights firmly on every other resourcing framework (particularly PSR).
There’s something here for everyone, as long as you’re comfortable taking on a supply chain.
Publication date: 5th August 2019
Deadline (STC): 3pm, 4th September 2019
Framework est. length/value: £3bn over four years
Number of suppliers: varies by lot
How to apply: click here (for starters). You need to have a ProContract registration (it’s free and well worth your time if you haven’t done it yet).