Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough 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 one-person 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 managed service provider, 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?
A J Bishop
Mr A J Bishop
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
Your reference is FS-Case-69699785
I refer to the above mentioned Freedom of Information request dated 7^th
March 2018 and attach the Council’s response to this.
Senior Category Manager
Sandwell Council…working for you
T: 0121 569 3625
E: [email address]
Corporate Procurement Service