Decision details

Gateway 3 - Variation Decision - Contract for the Supply of Agency Workers

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Extension of existing agency worker contract to allow time for procurement and implementation of a new contract




1.  That the extension of the council’s contract with Comensura for a period of up to nine months starting on 1 April 2023 at an estimated maximum value of £28.4m and including a three month break clause be approved.


2.  That it be noted that this extension is required to provide time for a new procurement exercise to be undertaken.


3.  That it be noted that the large majority of contract spend is passed to agencies providing temporary workers and the fee payable to Comensura is less than 1% of the total contract value.

Report author: Althea Loderick

Publication date: 18/01/2023

Date of decision: 17/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/01/2023

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