Issue - meetings

Procurement of a new temporary agency supplier

Meeting: 13/12/2016 - Cabinet (Item 150)

150 Procurement of a new temporary agency supplier

 Report by Dr Carlton Brand, Corporate Director

Supporting documents:


 Councillor Dick Tonge presented the report sought approval to award the contract to the supplier as detailed in Appendix 1 of this report.


Issues highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: how the contract tender process has been run; the specialist skills available from outside providers; that three tenders had been submitted for the three year period; and the movement in agency costs and the desire to reduce costs further.




To delegate to the Associate Director for People and Business Services following consultation with the Cabinet member for Finance and the Associate Director for Legal and Governance, the authority to approve:


1.     The extension of the current contract with Comensura until 31 August; and


2.     The award of contract for an initial three year period and the authority to exercise the option to extend the contract for one year subject to satisfactory performance.


Reason for Decision:


The council has an ongoing requirement for agency staff to deliver its business and a contract to deliver temporary agency services meets this need.