There may be providers on the panel who can provide these services, but it’s not the objective of this contract. Eligible agencies can engage non-panel providers for these roles.
The AoG consultancy services contract offers eligible government agencies specialist advice and competitive solutions from a panel of experienced consultancy services across specific market categories and sub-categories.
We understand that in some areas it may be difficult to decide whether to use the consultancy services contract or the external recruitment services contract. If you’re not sure which one’s the most appropriate, use our guidance to help you decide, or contact us for advice.
Providers can offer a range of additional services, many of which are at reduced rates - for example, psychometric assessments, interview support and assessment centre facilitation. They can also offer value-added services free of charge, such as whitepapers, breakfast sessions, and the use of meeting rooms. There’s no AoG fee for additional services.
You can find more information about additional and value-added services on each provider’s profile.
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The external recruitment services contract allows participating agencies to access any of the 40 panel providers for a broad range of services under the same general terms and conditions.
The savings methodology will be implemented in conjunction with successful providers in the early phase of this contract.
We will use a standardised cost savings methodology to ensure consistency and relevancy in the calculation and reporting of contractual savings. This methodology calculates contractual savings to be the difference between:
In addition to competitive fees, the external recruitment services contract offers a number of other savings:
Most AoG contracts include an administration fee. This fee is a simple, effective and transparent way of recovering the cost of developing, sourcing, implementing and managing AoG contracts.
Rates in this contract include an administration fee of 1% of salary, plus provider fees for all orders placed by participating agencies under an RSO. The administration fee should be included in all quotes and estimates given by providers.
Providers collect the administration fee and pass it on to MBIE - agencies don't need to make any payments to MBIE.
To be able to purchase from this contract agencies and schools first need to join.
Each participant in this contract has responsibilities that they must meet as part of that contract.