Decision details

Contract: Blue Collar Agency Staff

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1.     Accept the direct award from Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Limited via the MSTAR 3 framework for a 2-year period from 1st July 2022 to 30th June 2024 at an expected cost of up to £18million.


2.     Furthermore, agrees that that this includes the provision to extend the contract for a two-year period, delegating approval of any extension to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Central Services.


Reasons for decision


As the Council's arms-length contract for the provision of blue-collar agency workers was due to end, Cabinet agreed a new contract following a procurement exercise in order to continue to provide flexibility in the Council’s workforce through the use of agency staff. The Cabinet Member for Corporate Services noted how this assisted the Council in providing excellence in the delivery of front-line services to residents, such as waste collection.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have chosen an alternative provider but considered that continuing a contract with the incumbent provider would provide the necessary capability to meet the Council’s requirements for its services.


Relevant Select Committee

Finance & Corporate Services

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 24 June 2022

Officer(s) to action

Lydia Newman


Central Services



Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Publication date: 17/06/2022

Date of decision: 16/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 25/06/2022

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