Strategic HR Services

Strategic HR Services

Framework 3S
Status: Extended

This framework offers customers a quick, simple and competitive route to Strategic HR Services. 
All of the suppliers on this framework have been selected for their ability to provide customers with a comprehensive range of services that combine quality and value.

The framework will offer customers access to a variety of strategic and transactional Human Resource functions, to include;

  • Lot 1 – Executive and Managerial Interim Recruitment
    • Lot 1a – Admin, HR & Business Support
    • Lot 1b – Blue Light & Emergency Services
    • Lot 1c – Commercial (Finance, Procurement & Legal)
    • Lot 1d – Education
    • Lot 1e – Health & Social Care
    • Lot 1f – IT, Digital, Media & Marketing
  • Lot 2 – Executive and Managerial Permanent Recruitment
    • Lot 2a – Admin, HR & Business Support
    • Lot 2b – Blue Light & Emergency Services
    • Lot 2c – Commercial (Finance, Procurement & Legal)
    • Lot 2d – Education
    • Lot 2e – Health & Social Care
    • Lot 2f – IT, Digital, Media & Marketing
  • Lot 3 – Multi-role Temporary Recruitment
  • Lot 4 – Multi-role Permanent Recruitment
  • Lot 5 – Assessment & Testing Services
  • Lot 6 – Outplacement & Career Transition Services
  • Lot 7 – HR Business Process Outsourcing
    • Lot 7a – Recruitment
    • Lot 7b – Absence Management
    • Lot 7c – Payroll
    • Lot 7d – Employment Contracts
    • Lot 7e – Discipline and Grievance
    • Lot 7f – New Starters/Leavers
    • Lot 7g – Organisational Development
    • Lot 7h – HR Helplines
    • Lot 7i – Statutory Employment Checks

The framework is available for use nationally by any public body in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Schools & Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • One stop shop for your Strategic HR needs
  • Complements ESPO’s other HR and Professional Services Frameworks
  • Easy access to a range of suppliers across a multitude of HR and staffing disciplines
  • Pre-agreed temp-to-perm arrangements across the framework
  • This framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation - we’ve done the work, so there’s no need for you to run a full EU procurement process.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical and professional ability.
  • What you see is what you pay – there are no additional charges.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.


The framework consists of a large number of service providers and the names of the service providers are shown on page 7 of the full User Guide. Further information and contact details can found by downloading the document titled ‘3S_18 Strategic HR Services Supplier Matrix’ from the 3S_18 page of our website (

Alternatively please contact for this document.

Further information

Are you a user of the ‘ProContract’ eProcurement system (from Proactis)? If so, you can now access ESPO’s frameworks through the system to run further competitions, allowing you to run your processes more quickly, simply and at lower risk of error. Speak to your procurement team contact or Account Manager to find out more.

We have also created a useful guide to help you navigate creating a further competition on ProContract, which you can access here.

Already used this framework? Let us know by completing an online Confirmation of Award at

  • Quick start guide
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Please login or register to download the following:

  • User guide
  • Supplier Matrix
  • Access Agreement
  • Master Contract Schedule
  • Call Off Terms
  • Further Competition Template Part A
  • Further Competition Template Part B
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Strategic HR Services

Key facts


Start date
03 Jul 2018

End date
02 Jul 2022

Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2018/S 035-076359

OJEU award notice
2018/S 159-365210

Last updated
10 Aug 2020

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Harry Luthayi
07584 158137

Quote reference
Framework 3S

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