Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek Executive approval to adopt a
‘hybrid’ approach of a neutral vendor for agency staff
from 1 April 2021.
That the proposed re-procurement of a neutral vendor contract for provision of agency staff be approved, together with procurement of key specialist agencies, following the approach detailed in strategic procurement plan attached to this report.
The recommendation is to adopt a ‘hybrid’ approach and contract with several agencies which fill the gaps. These contracts, and the relationships with these suppliers, will be managed alongside the neutral vendor contract. The aim is to reduce the overall costs to the council and penalty costs incurred whilst improving compliance and governance around agency resource.
1. Procure software but manage the service internally. This is a significant change, though it has been done elsewhere.
2. Expand the neutral vendor arrangement to include interims and/or permanent staff.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Financial Impact: Within existing budget
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Resources
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Meeting(s) with interested parties
Finance Business Partners
Bracknell Forest Managers List Recipients
Contact: Alison Beswick, HR Advisor Email: Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Alison Beswick
Publication date: 20/10/2020
Date of decision: 20/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 20/10/2020 - Executive
Effective from: 28/10/2020