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.
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.
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:
options for the provision of workers to
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