Protocols for engagement of professional service providers

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

Could you please supply me with information relating to your engagement of individual temporary or contract workers or consultants to fulfil a need for 'specialist professional services' ?

Do you operate organisation-wide (procurement) protocols, to control the number of potential sources for the service provision?

Or are department heads free to consider candidates from any source?

Or are single-contractor needs always met from an internal pool of expertise?

Where the choice of external support is restricted by protocols, is it limited to:
a single local/regional temporary worker agency?
more than one local/regional temporary worker agency?
a nationwide temporary worker agency with a specialism in the required service?
a nationwide generalist temporary worker agency?
a 'meta' agency, a single point of enquiry covering a number of temporary worker agencies (e.g Comensura)?
Other? (please specify)

If the route dictated by protocol does not provide a suitable candidate, how, if at all, is the protocol relaxed to ensure the need is met in a timely manner?

Yours faithfully,

A J Bishop

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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From:  A J Bishop <[FOI #439800 email]>

Sent:    20 October 2017 09:07

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - Protocols for
engagement of professional

service providers

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

 

Could you please supply me with information relating to your engagement of
individual temporary or

contract workers or consultants to fulfil a need for 'specialist
professional services' ?

 

Do you operate organisation-wide (procurement) protocols, to control the
number of potential sources

for the service provision?

 

Or are department heads free to consider candidates from any source?

 

Or are single-contractor needs always met from an internal pool of
expertise?

 

Where the choice of external support is restricted by protocols, is it
limited to:

a single local/regional temporary worker agency?

more than one local/regional temporary worker agency?

a nationwide temporary worker agency with a specialism in the required
service?

a nationwide generalist temporary worker agency?

a 'meta' agency, a single point of enquiry covering a number of temporary
worker agencies (e.g

Comensura)?

Other? (please specify)

 

If the route dictated by protocol does not provide a suitable candidate,
how, if at all, is the protocol

relaxed to ensure the need is met in a timely manner?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

A J Bishop

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