Issue details

Extension to Agency Staffing contract for 24 months

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2020

Reason for urgency:
A planned reprocurement exercise of the Councils agency contract was planned to take place in the summer of 2020. This was however halted due to the difficulty of implementing a new contract during the Pandemic. A short term extension of 6 months to the current contractual arrangements was initially recommended, and a key decision notice was accordingly published on 24 April 2020. In light of the council’s financial context, the ongoing drive to reduce agency staffing and the challenges continuing with Covid-19, the recommended decision has been reviewed and is now proposing an extension of the existing contract for up to 24 months. Due to the current contract ending on 5 November 2020, it is impractical to give 28 days’ notice as the Cabinet will need to take a decision at the next Cabinet meeting on 19 October on the extension of this contract.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 19 Oct 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources

Lead director: Executive Director of Resources

Department: Resources Department

Contact: Jacqueline Harris Baker, Executive Director of Resources and Monitoring Officer Email:


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