There are two different rate cards for customers, both give the same values but one is personalised for NHS customers to account for NHS E/I caps while the other is for the rest of the public sector to use. Customers can type in a candidate pay rate and the rate card will calculate a full charge rate for whichever supplier is selected. This will include all costs for hiring a temporary worker using this agreement.
This rate card will also give information on costs for hiring a fixed term worker or transferring a worker onto a permanent contract.
As part of these rate cards the Workforce Alliance have included an award support tool which will help customers to find suppliers who can provide different roles in different regions. This will rank the eligible suppliers that fulfil the criteria, in price order, to help customers to select the most economically advantageous tender. Email us for the rate card and tool.
If it’s clear from all the contract documents which supplier is making the most economically advantageous offer, you can direct award.
The service you are getting, its supply and cost would all need to be accurately and completely defined.
Identify all suitable suppliers, going from the lot descriptions and regions supplied with services.
We can offer a simple tool to help with this, email us for a copy.
The tool will match the staff you need to the suppliers offering them. You can then rank them according to how economically advantageous their offers are. Go to each in turn until you’ve filled the position.
The Workforce Alliance can help customers to work out their requirements and best route to market through the framework. We can offer advice and help to put together a further competition based on your needs.
Please get in touch if you would like more help.
You’ll need to run a further competition where the contract documents don’t accurately define the service you need, its supply and price. Although basic terms cannot be renegotiated, they can be added to, where your particular service requirements could not have been foreseen when the agreement was written.
To run a further competition:
- Identify which suppliers can meet your needs
- Then invite all suppliers who can to bid
- Send further competition documents to all capable suppliers, leaving reasonable time for them to return their tenders. You cannot introduce new award criteria, but you can modify them if they are taken from the original award criteria. You will need to let the suppliers to know you are doing this
- Evaluate the returned tenders against the award criteria
- You can adjust your evaluation plan and weightings within the range limits to reflect your circumstances and requirements
- Award the supplier with the most economically advantageous offer (the highest score)
- If the supplier can’t deliver, you should go to the supplier with the next highest score, and so on, until your requirement is met
- Whether by direct award or further competition, you can contract for a defined period of time, provided it starts within the duration of the agreement
Statement of Works
If you want an output based package of work that outlines a specific set of needs and payment is based on the delivery of those needs, the awarded supplier will support the delivery of the work in line with your requirements at no extra cost to you.
You should indicate the type, level, quality and cost of service, as well as the time schedule required. The supplier will deliver the package of work by providing temporary workers and project teams (for example teams of temporary workers) in an innovative way, relevant to industry practices and methods.
The supplier will make sure that processes are set to manage the timescales provided for the project, you will not be charged any additional costs if the timescales change as a result of the team of temporary workers.
On completion of the Statement of Work, you will be given a conclusion document, with details of developments throughout the service.