Flexible Resource Pool - Staff Bank

Staff bank services for NHS contracting authorities, open to all UK public sector, including central government and wider public sector.

Description

NHS Procurement in Partnership and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are two public sector organisations that have come together in collaboration with the intent to explore the whole portfolio of health workforce services as part of a new Workforce Alliance.

Workforce Alliance is pleased to announce the flexible resource pool – staff bank framework to support the NHS and the public sector in their future recruitment strategies.

Through this agreement you can access services to help you flexibly manage your workforce, and maximise shift fill rates (filled by bank). The agreement will focus on providing staff bank services to NHS contracting authorities but is open to all UK public sector bodies with staff bank needs.

Included in the scope of the agreement:

  • set up a flexible resource pool (staff bank)
  • operating and managing an existing flexible resource pool (managed staff bank)
  • operating, managing and employing or engaging a flexible resource pool (fully outsourced managed staff bank)
  • managing contingent labour

Benefits

Benefits

  • support for the procurement development programme for the NHS
  • support for NHS England NHS Improvement initiative to reduce agency usage, expanding the use of staff banks, in particular for medical staff
  • end-to-end planning and delivery solutions available
  • access to a mix of experienced suppliers, and capable new market entrants
  • flexible solutions available to suit customer needs
  • access to experienced providers of staff bank management solutions
  • flexible pricing to suit individual organisational needs
  • compliance checks are conducted in accordance with NHS Employers check standards, and suppliers are inspected to ensure compliance

Products and suppliers

There are 15 suppliers on this framework

Lot 1 : Flexible Resource Pool - Staff Bank

Expires:

15 suppliers

How to buy

You can buy from the agreement in two ways:

Further competition
To achieve best value for money, we would suggest that you use a further competition.

Details of the call-off ordering process, including how to do a further competition can be found in the schedule 7 call-off award procedure.

Direct award
You can award directly, as described in framework schedule 7 call-off award procedure, only if:

  • “you can determine that your requirement can be met by the standard framework specification;
  • you do not need to add to or amend the call off contract terms and conditions;
  • you are able to establish which framework supplier is able to offer the most economically advantageous solution.”

The agreement prices are the maximum chargeable under the framework (where stated). You can achieve best value, reflective of your specific requirements, by running a further competition. You can find details of pricing in the eSourcing Suite.