Contract Award – Temporary Agency Workers

Reference code: 
PCD 34
Date signed: 
27 July 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This report requests approval to award a 4 year contract to Reed Specialist Recruitment Services for the provision of Temporary Agency Workers with a value of £110m.

Recommendation

That the DMPC approves the request to award a 4 year contract to Reed Specialist Recruitment Services for the provision of Temporary Agency Workers with a value of £110m.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1. Introduction and background

1.1 As part of the on-going process of managing contracts and tendering/re-tendering for goods and services, Procurement Services identifies contracts which require DMPC approval for either extension or to initiate contract action to tender or re-tender for goods or services or to award contracts.

2. Issues for consideration

2.1. The 4 year contract is made up an initial 2 year period followed by two 1 year options to extend. The MPS intend to work actively with the GLA Collaborative Procurement Team on the retender of their current contracts and if value for money is proven the MPS will migrate across to the new contract at the end of the 2 year period.

3. Financial Comments

3.1. The cost of the proposal will be met from within existing resources.

4. Legal Comments

4.1. The recommendation can be lawfully approved in accordance with MOPAC Contract Regulations and EU/UK Procurement law.

4.2. In accordance with the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation and Consent (4.8), the DMPC must approve all requests to go out to tender for contracts that exceed £500,000.

5. Equality Comments

5.1. Suppliers will be assessed prior to entering into agreements to ensure they comply with relevant legislation. It will be the responsibility of user departments to ensure that the MPS Equality and Diversity policies are adhered to through the life of the contract.

5.2. Suppliers may be asked to sign up to the Diversity Works for London Programme which assesses suppliers against the Equality and Diversity framework.