Issue details

Neutral Agency Vendor and Specialist Recruitment Provider Procurement

To agree to the commencement of procurement of a neutral agency vendor to provide temporary workers, a special specialist provider to provide permanent recruitment and a specialist provider of both temporary and permanent social care to directly follow on from the termination of the current neutral agency vendor contract, which terminates on 31 March 2025. The new contract will be effective from 1 April 2025.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Paragraph 3 - Information relating to financial or business matters.

Decision due: 12 Dec 2023 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance and Business Change

Lead director: Executive Director: Resources

Department: Resources

Contact: Paul Young, Assistant Director: HR, OD and Payroll Email: Tel: 01344 354060.

Consultation process

Meeting with interested parties - CMT Meeting 15/11/23


Bracknell Forest Council recruiting managers have been sent a questionnaire to attain information from them on the strengths of the current provider, requirements from agency providers and areas for improvement. Finance has been requested to communicate their requirements and Unions have been advised of the procurement commencing and will be engaged throughout the process.

CMT for agreement to take to Executive.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Resources

Financial Impact: Within existing budget

Reason the item will considered in private: Paragraph 3 - Information relating to financial or business matters.


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