Agency Agreement

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Anastasia Aldridge

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

Yours faithfully,

Anastasia Aldridge

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Aldridge

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request, please see the Council’s
response below.

 

1) What is the value of spend on temporary staff from recruitment agencies
by Wirral Metropolitan Borough 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)

 

A. Details of all Wirral Council’s financial transactions equal to or
greater than £500 are published on our website at
[1]https://www.wirral.gov.uk/about-council/...

 

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 Wirral Metropolitan Borough 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 Wirral Metropolitan Borough 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?

 

A. Information relating to contracts awarded by Wirral Council can be
found on The Chest, the North West's Local Authority Procurement
register.  Information relating to Q2-4 of your request can be found at
the link below:-

[2]https://procontract.due-north.com/Contra...

 

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 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council and the
party/organisation the contract was let to

 

A. The Council views this information as commercially sensitive and must
give consideration to Section 43 of the Act. Section 43 is a qualified,
prejudice-based exemption, and is therefore subject to a public interest
test. The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued guidance on Section
43, which can be viewed on their website at [3]this link.

 

The public interest argument for disclosure is that it allows a greater
degree of scrutiny over how public money is spent, while contributing to
transparency over how decisions have been reached. It is important that
public authorities allow their decisions to be scrutinised by the public
to ensure that funds are managed appropriately.

 

The public interest argument against disclosure is that the information
requested could be used to gain an unfair advantage for future tender
exercises.  The Council considers that the disclosure of the information
would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests both of the public
authority and its suppliers; its disclose may also affect the Council’s
ability to do business in future.  The Council considers the public
interest in maintaining the exemption under s43 in this case outweigh the
public interest in disclosure. 

 

This part of your request is therefore refused under the exemption
contained in section 43 (2) of The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the refusal of the information
requested.  Please direct any request for an internal review to
[4][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated to
an independent officer for review. 

 

You also have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, if
you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review, whose office
is situated at:  Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Fax: 01625 524510  [5]www.ico.gov.uk <[6]http://www.ico.gov.uk/>

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 8ED 

[7]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[8][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

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