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ESPO's new and improved Strategic HR Services framework (3S) is now live

It’s no secret that many organisations are currently battling disruption within their teams. Staff shortages, changes and retention issues have created a very challenging time for the public sector.

Featuring a wide range of recruitment channels and supporting services such as permanent and temporary recruitment, assessment and testing services, career transition services and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions, Framework 3S has been designed specifically to support you.

The framework is split into 7 distinct Lots:

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

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

Temporary Recruitment (sub £45K)

Permanent Recruitment (sub £45k)

Assessment & Testing Services

Outplacement & Career Transition Services

HR Business Process Outsourcing 


  • Lot 7a – Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Lot 7b – Applicant Management
  • Lot 7c – Onboarding of Candidates
  • Lot 7d – HR Administration
  • Lot 7e – Payroll Management
  • Lot 7f – Background Checks
  • Lot 7g – HR Consultancy
  • Lot 7h – Statement of Works


This framework offers the following benefits:

  Variety - Designed to cover a variety of role types including executive and managerial positions.

  Choice - Includes over 90 suppliers to give you a wide choice of trusted, regulated businesses.

  Package - The framework is part of ESPO’s extensive HR & Staffing portfolio, offering you a complete package for this category.

Why Use Espo?

We always work with one objective in mind – making your procurement process as quick and simple as possible! When sourcing your products and services through this framework you can be sure that they are:

Fully compliant

All frameworks are compliant with UK procurement regulations, making the process stress-free and efficient, ensuring you have peace of mind.

Trusted suppliers

Customer satisfaction, financial stability, social values and much more are checked prior to awarding service providers a position on our frameworks.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like further information on this framework please get in touch with Iain McFaul on 0792 008 6357 or

Find out more about Strategic HR Services (3S)

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