Agency Agreement

Anastasia Aldridge made this Freedom of Information request to Salford City Council

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Anastasia Aldridge

Dear Salford City Council,

1) What is the value of spend on temporary staff from recruitment agencies by Salford City Council in 2015 - 2016?
Please ensure a gross spend value is detailed and include all spend associated to any contract let for the management/provision of temporary staff by a contracted provider (whether Vendor neutral or Master vendor)

2) If you have a Framework in place for the provision of temporary staff, please tell me:
a. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks
b. Who is on the current frameworks
c. The start and end dates of the frameworks
d. Any possible extension periods to the frameworks
e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the
frameworks.
f. The current performance of suppliers that are on the framework against their agreed KPIs.

3) Please can you attach a copy of the framework agreement of the supply of agency/temporary staff between Salford City Council and the parties/organisations it was let to.

4) If you have a managed service provider (MSP) in place for the provision of temporary agency staff, please provide the following;
a. How was the contract to manage/provide the supply of
agency/temporary staff let?
b. Who was the contract to manage/provide the supply of
agency/temporary staff let to?
c. When was the contract to manage/provide the supply of
temporary/agency staff to Salford City Council let?
d. When did the contract to manage / provide the supply of temporary / agency staff commence, how long does it run for and what is the end date?

5) If you have an MSP in place, Please can you attach a copy of the contract for the management/provision of the supply of agency/temporary staff between Salford City Council and the party/organisation the contract was let to

Yours faithfully,

Anastasia Aldridge

Van Damms, Andrew, Salford City Council

Dear Ms Aldridge,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request of 19 December 2016. Your request and the council's responses are as follows:

1) What is the value of spend on temporary staff from recruitment agencies by Salford City Council in 2015 - 2016?

Please ensure a gross spend value is detailed and include all spend associated to any contract let for the management/provision of temporary staff by a contracted provider (whether Vendor neutral or Master vendor)

Total spend on agency staff in 2015/16 was £2,682,543

2) If you have a Framework in place for the provision of temporary staff, please tell me:

a. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks

b. Who is on the current frameworks

c. The start and end dates of the frameworks

d. Any possible extension periods to the frameworks

e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the frameworks.

f. The current performance of suppliers that are on the framework against their agreed KPIs.

Not applicable - Salford City Council is part of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) who procure agency workers through a collaboratively purchased, 2nd generation neutral 'managed service'. This is not a framework agreement.

3) Please can you attach a copy of the framework agreement of the supply of agency/temporary staff between Salford City Council and the parties/organisations it was let to.

Not applicable - not a framework agreement

4) If you have a managed service provider (MSP) in place for the provision of temporary agency staff, please provide the following;

a. How was the contract to manage/provide the supply of agency/temporary staff let? A mini-competition was undertaken from ESPO's MSTAR framework agreement and a contract awarded to an MSP

b. Who was the contract to manage/provide the supply of agency/temporary staff let to? Hays Specialist Recruitment.

c. When was the contract to manage/provide the supply of temporary/agency staff to Salford City Council let? 29 January 2013.

d. When did the contract to manage / provide the supply of temporary /agency staff commence, how long does it run for and what is the end date? 29 January 2013 for a duration of 4 years ceasing on 28 January 2017.

5) If you have an MSP in place, Please can you attach a copy of the contract for the management/provision of the supply of agency/temporary staff between Salford City Council and the party/organisation the contract was let to

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Andrew van Damms Principal Information Governance Officer
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