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Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the following information:
• What have you spent on Temporary Staffing over the last 12 months?
• What model are you using to manage your temporary staffing spend (i.e. Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, PSL)?
• Are you using a provider to manage your spend, if so, which provider?
• If you are using a provider, when is your contract due to expire?
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Dear Mr Martin,
Information Request – reference no. DC2656
Thank you for your information request dated 17.11.2020, which has been
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
Our response to your request is as follows:
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the following
• What have you spent on Temporary Staffing over the last 12
months? For the 12 months to 30 October 2020: Contracted
spend = £8,345,856 Non contracted spend = £1,043,895
• What model are you using to manage your temporary staffing
spend (i.e. Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, PSL)? Neutral Vendor Managed
• Are you using a provider to manage your spend, if so, which
• If you are using a provider, when is your contract due to
expire? 12/11/2023 (optional extension periods available beyond this)
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