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UK and international domestic relocation services framework

Published: 1 Apr 2016

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

Published:
1 Apr 2016
UK and international domestic relocation services framework

Who can access: central government, plus others
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2020 (4 years maximum) 
Category: HR services - central government

Overview

The framework offers various UK and international domestic relocation services to employees who require to relocate under framework public body/collaborative partner relocation schemes.

What is in scope

Services provided under this framework may include but should not be limited to:

  • introduction procedures for framework public bodies/employee/assignees
  • market valuations using Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualified valuers
  • determination of Guaranteed Sale Price (GSP)
  • provision of financial arrangements to fund the GSP
  • marketing the old properties – sale of properties
  • solicitor services for old and new properties
  • maintenance service for old properties
  • insurance of old location properties
  • market valuations and survey of old and new properties
  • management of deposits for new properties
  • house price (purchase new properties) negotiation service
  • removal and storage service
  • mortgage counselling service
  • like for like property valuation service
  • house search service for new properties
  • home reports
  • expenses management system

What is out of scope

The framework does not cover office removal or relocation services.

Who can use this

This framework agreement is available for use by Scottish Ministers (including agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.

In addition to the contracting authorities listed above, the framework agreement will also be available for use by the Scottish Housing Regulator, Scottish Enterprise, Architecture and Design Scotland, Education Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Historic Scotland, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Prison Service and further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005.

Collaborative arrangements:

National Records of Scotland, Historic Scotland, Disclosure Scotland, Registers of Scotland, Scottish Qualification Authority, Scottish Courts Service, Scottish Prison Service, Transport Scotland, The Scottish Government Core Directorates, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Scottish Police Authority, National Museums of Scotland, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration , Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Legal Aid Board, Scottish Natural Heritage, Skills Development Scotland, Visit Scotland , Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Fife College, Dundee and Angus College, Edinburgh College, West College Scotland, Glasgow Clyde College, Ayrshire College, City of Glasgow College, North East College Scotland, New College Lanarkshire, Glasgow Kelvin College, Borders College, Dumfries and Galloway College, Forth Valley College, Inverness College, Lews Castle College, Moray College, Newbattle Abbey College, North Highland College, Orkney College, Perth College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Shetland College, South Lanarkshire College, West Lothian College, SRUC, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Margaret University, Robert Gordon University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, UHI Millennium Institute, University of Aberdeen, University of Abertay Dundee, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling, University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland, Office of Scottish Charity Regulator , Forestry Commission Scotland, Audit Scotland, Scottish Housing Regulator, Architecture and Design Scotland, Education Scotland, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, The Scotland Office, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Scottish Enterprise.

See full Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) details on the PCS website.

Note:  It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.

Benefits

Benefits for public bodies using this framework include:

  • fixed pricing for framework duration
  • framework agreement with standard terms and conditions, ensuring that the provider has for example appropriate insurances, adheres to appropriate legislation and terms and conditions of contract
  • standardisation of ordering process and sharing of best practice amongst the framework users
  • strategic contract management ensuring appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and management information which will assist with performance monitoring and forward planning

Supplier details

Nikki Krasewitz
UK and international domestic relocation
HCR Ltd
Network House
2 Basing View
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 4HG          

Email: nikki.krasewitz@hcr.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1256 313754

Further information

See the attached buyer's guide for more information.

Information about pricing and terms and conditions for frameworks and contracts can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this and are eligible to use the framework please complete the registration form and send it to one of the Scottish Procurement contacts listed below.

Please note that any information obtained via the Knowledge Hub site (such as framework agreement documentation, framework terms and pricing) must be treated as commercially confidential and must not be shared with anyone outside your organisation without the prior approval of Scottish Procurement.

All other enquiries in relation to this framework agreement should be directed to the procurement contact named below.

Contact

David Bilton
Email: david.bilton@gov.scot
Phone: 0131 244 3627

Lisa Pittman
Email: lisa.pittman@gov.scot
Phone: 0141 242 5628