Decision details

Renewal of the Contract for the Provision of Agency Workers

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The objective of the report is to establish approval for the contract award Comensura for the the Managed Services for the Provision of Temporary & Interim Human Resources for the fixed period of 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2024. The contract will be a direct award from ESPO Framework Agreement 653F MSTAR3 Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources.



“The County Council is committed to reducing reliance on agency staff wherever possible, but when it is necessary to call on them we expect an efficient, cost-effective service which provides the right people at the right time.


This contract continues that provision and gives the council the flexibility it needs, while providing small local businesses with an opportunity to supply services.”


Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability


Reasons for the Decision – To recontract for the supply of agency workers to the County Council to provide cover for vital frontline services.


Decision – That the County Council awards and enters into a 2 +1+1 year call-off contract from Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) framework agreement 653F – Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources (MSTAR3) with Comensura Limited (‘Comensura’).

Report author: Cherie Cuthbertson

Publication date: 19/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/03/2020

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