Decision - Agency Contract for Temporary Staffing

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Agency Contract for Temporary Staffing

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Central Services Cabinet Member Meeting, Cabinet Member for Central Services

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for tender and let for a new contract for the provision of agency staff.


1.       To seek approval to delegate approval powers to the Head of Human Resources following a tender exercise (in compliance with the European Union Public Procurement Directive) to re-let Brighton & Hove City Council for the provision of agency workers for all directorates across the council. The contract incorporates both requests for all temporary and interim workers.


2.               The contract will be for 5 years with an option to extend a further two years, thus enabling the City Council to maximise the benefits to directorates and partner organisations in planning for their requirements both now and for the future.  The recommended contract is for agency and interim staffing provided through a Hybrid Solution.


Following consideration at the meeting, the above recommendations were amended as follows:


1.       That the report contents be noted and it be referred to Cabinet for approval.

Reasons for the decision:

Having taken into account the questions raised by Members in relation to the report, the Cabinet Member took the view that the report contents and its decision should be referred to Cabinet for approval.


Alternative options considered:

1.      Alternative options for the provision of workers to the council:
Consideration of an in-house bid has been reviewed in view of the payment complexities and the variety of workers requested this is not operationally or financially viable.


2.      The option of a master vendor model (single provider) has been considered. This would damage our relationship with niche providers who are locally based and source workers locally.



Report author: Lance Richard

Publication date: 01/07/2009

Date of decision: 29/06/2009

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2009 - Central Services Cabinet Member Meeting

Effective from: 07/07/2009

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