Issue - meetings

Provision of Temporary Agency Staff

Meeting: 23/02/2010 - Cabinet (Item 31)

31 Framework Contract for the Provision of Agency Staff

Report of the Director of Resources is circulated

Supporting documents:


Cllr Noeken presented a report which sought approval to commence a competitive tender exercise under the European Union ‘Restricted Tender’ provisions for the future supply of Temporary Agency Staff through a Neutral Vendor Managed Service.


The report explained that the planned use of temporary staff provides the Council with flexibility during a period of transition and transformation. However, in order to provide necessary control and to provide important management information it was necessary to change the current service model.


The Chief Executive reported that in addition to this, the Corporate Leadership Team had agreed measures to control expenditure on agency and consultancy appointments and that such measures would be implemented immediately.




That Cabinet:


(a)     note the report;


(b)        approve the commencement of the tendering process for the supply of Temporary Agency Staff;


(c)   delegate authority to the Director of Resources in consultation with  Councillor John Noeken, Cabinet member for Resources to agree the final specification and tender evaluation methodology


Reason for Decision


To enable the procurement process to commence to ensure the new arrangements are in place later this calendar year.