Agency Agreement

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Anastasia Aldridge

Dear Sunderland City Council,

1) What is the value of spend on temporary staff from recruitment agencies by Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland City Council and the party/organisation the contract was let to

Yours faithfully,

Anastasia Aldridge

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

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Re: Your request for information concerning:

 

Agency Agreement.

 

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

 

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Ruth Harman, Sunderland City Council

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Dear Anastasia Aldridge

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I can confirm that the Council does hold this
information, as detailed below.

 

1) What is the value of spend on temporary staff from recruitment agencies
by Sunderland 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)

 

Actual gross spend incurred on De Poel Vendor Neutral framework for the
period beginning April 2015 to end March 2016 = £7,585,450

 

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.

 

Sunderland City Council has not procured a framework for the provision of
temporary agency staff.

 

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

 

Please see the answer to question 2.

 

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 Sunderland 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?

 

Sunderland City Council is a member of the North East Procurement
Organisation (NEPO).  NEPO have procured a Vendor Neutral Managed Service
for the provision of Temporary Agency Workers which is used by Sunderland
City Council.

 

The Council’s contract register provides details of this Vendor Neutral
Managed Service.  The contract titles, description, periods, re-tender
dates, contract values and contacts are included in the contract register.

 

The contract register can be found on the Corporate Procurement Internet
page:

 

[1]http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?...

 

As this is a NEPO contract the information can also be found their
website:

 

[2]https://www.nepo.org/solutions/agency-st...

 

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 Sunderland City Council and the party/organisation the
contract was let to

 

As the procurement for the Vendor Neutral Managed Service for the
provision of Temporary Agency Workers was carried out by NEPO the contract
is in place between NEPO and the De Poel Managed Services Limited.  This
information is not held by Sunderland City Council.

 

I hope this is satisfactory.  If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter.  The review will be removed from the
Directorate and coordinated by the Council’s Information Governance
Officer.   A request for review should be directed, by email to
[3][Sunderland City Council request email], by post or by hand addressed to;
Information Governance Officer, Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box
100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

 

You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Ruth Harman

Compliance Support Assistant

Room 3.92, Civic Centre.

Economy and Place Directorate

0191 561 7567

www. sunderland.gov.uk

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