Decision Maker: Director: Resources, Executive Member for Transformation & Finance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to appoint a contract to a
neutral vendor for agency staff from 1 April 2021, following the
tender process approved by the Executive in October 2020.
1 That the neutral agency contract be awarded to Tenderer B, identified in Confidential Annex 1, for an initial period of two years commencing 1 April 2021, with the option to extend by a further period of two years, subject to satisfactory performance and at the discretion of the Council.
2 That the neutral agency contract be pro-actively managed/controlled by HR to identify long-term agency workers and make recommendations to move to permanent/fixed term contract positions to reduce costs.
To ensure that the Council has an effective neutral agency vendor to fulfil the current agency worker requirements of the council.
The recommended contract meets all the criteria set out in the tender document and from the competitive tender process, represents the best value and quality to the Council over the term of the contract.
As set out in the procurement plan, consideration was given to procuring software to manage the service internally. This was discounted as it would still represent a significant cost to the council and would also require additional internal resource to manage the different agencies.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Expenditure is covered by existing budget but is expected to reduce through a review of engaging agency workers.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Resources
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Meetings with interested parties
Finance Business Partners
Bracknell Forest Managers List Recipients
Unison & GMB
Contact: Alison Beswick, HR Advisor Email: Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Date of decision: 07/01/2021
Effective from: 15/01/2021