Decision details

Leader's Urgent Decision - Contract Extension Of Managed Services Provider For The Provision Of Agency Workers

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report to extend the Council's agency contract with Pertemps Ltd.


Reasons for urgency:

Extension required due to contract expiring.


It is recommended that the Leader:


1.            Approves that the option be exercised to extend the term of the contract for provision of managed service for temporary agency resource with Pertemps Limited for a period of 12 months from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020 for the maximum sum approved in the Cabinet Decision 7th March 2016 and the rates stipulated under the Framework.


2          Approves the modification of the terms under the Agreement to include the following below commitment:


Over the next 12 months, Pertemps Limited to transfer a minimum of £50,000 into a fund derived from Pertemps Apprenticeship Levy to benefit LBHF by directly supporting SMEs within the borough to provide up to 15 annual apprenticeships.


3.         Notes and ratifies the decision to extend the term of the contract with Pertemps Limited from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.


Reasons for the decision:

Extension of a contract that is performing satisfactorily will support both business resilience and the council’s vision.



Alternative options considered:

The only other option to an extension is to re-procure the contract either through utilisation of a framework or running a standalone OJEU procurement. This will be resource and time intensive with no guarantee of savings in a market that is mature and has already been significantly squeezed.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 09/07/2019

Date of decision: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 12/07/2019

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