1. To approve the award of a contract for 2 years starting 1 July 2022 with an option to extend for up to 2 years, not exceeding a total value of £80m over 4 years to Pertemps Limited for the provision of the agency, interim and temporary workers.
2. £80m is the maximum value of the contract award based on the last 4 years spend as specified in the strategy report. However, during the financial year 2021/22 the Council spent £11m on agency staff, achieving the 50% reduction target set in 2020. This contract will use the enhanced services and competitive rates to monitor and make cost savings and therefore the sum, over the 4-year contract period is likely to be substantially less than £80m.
3. To note that Appendix 2 and Appendix 3 are not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).