Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please can you advise the following information –
Do you currently have a contract(s) in place with a Managed Service Provider for temporary staffing requirements?
Can you confirm who this/these are with?
Please advise the start date of this/these?
Please advise the end date of this/these?
Please advise the duration (including possible extensions)?
Please advise the categories of staff this contract(s) covers?
What’s the annual spend via the contract(s)?
Please advise the breakdown per category of the spend via the contract?
Is there any off contract spend? If so how much?
Does this only cover temporary or does it include permanent staffing?
If both, please advise the temporary/permanent split?

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Holmwood

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

We have not yet received a response to our request. Please can you advise?

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Holmwood

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Holmwood

Further to your email below, please accept my apologies for the delay in providing a response to your enquiry. Please see below the information I currently have, I am still awaiting additional information in relation to off contract spend and will endeavour to forward that as soon as possible.

Do you currently have a contract(s) in place with a Managed Service Provider for temporary staffing requirements? Yes
Can you confirm who this/these are with? Matrix SCM
Please advise the start date of this/these? April 2014
Please advise the end date of this/these? ? April 2018
Please advise the duration (including possible extensions)? No extension available
Please advise the categories of staff this contract(s) covers? Covers all roles across the Council
What’s the annual spend via the contract(s)? £7.5m
Please advise the breakdown per category of the spend via the contract? See attached spreadsheet
Is there any off contract spend? If so how much?
Does this only cover temporary or does it include permanent staffing? Temporary only
If both, please advise the temporary/permanent split? N/A

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Senior Information Management Officer
Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

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