Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff 2

Summary

All public and third sector organisations can hire a range of temporary and fixed-term roles from admin and clerical to catering and maintenance.

Description

We are in the first phase of developing this agreement which will replace RM6160 Non-Clinical staffing. This agreement is provided on behalf of the NHS Workforce Alliance.

All public sector bodies can use it including:

  • NHS contracting authorities
  • local government
  • universities
  • charities
  • blue light (emergency) services

The agreement gives you the ability to hire quality candidates regionally and nationally across the UK and in a variety of roles including, but not limited to:

  • administration and secretarial roles
  • finance, accounts and audit roles
  • IT technicians, analysts and technical engineer specialist, digital workers
  • legal secretaries, paralegals and lawyers
  • environmental and scientific roles, for example: EA and senior assistant scientists, technical and clinical coders including health records secretaries
  • caterers, drivers and security 
  • estates and maintenance roles including general labour and specialist labour such as, electricians and surveyors
  • Managed Service Provider (MSP) for over £2.5m contract value (includes all the above roles)

We audit suppliers to make sure all temporary and fixed-term workers pre-employment checks are compliant with:

Contracting authorities will be able to specify what pre-employment checks they need, for example Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).

The following hiring methods are available under this agreement:

  • temporary staff: a temporary worker employed on an hourly or daily charge rate
  • fixed term staff: a worker paid through your payroll, but with a fixed end date to their employment
  • nominated worker: a worker who is not currently signed up to an agency supplier
    • you can find a supplier to do the employment checks and put them on the agency payroll for you
  • statement of works: this is where a supplier provides workers to meet a set of specific and pre-defined outcomes on a fixed fee basis

We are also looking into what other services or changes we can include to help you meet your needs and to help make the access easier for both customers and suppliers.

Customer engagement

We undertook customer engagement during May and June 2022. This included a series of customer engagement events and surveys.

If you are a contracting authority and would like to provide inputs or be involved in any future engagement for this agreement, contact the team.

We will make details of further engagement opportunities and developments in the procurement process available on this page.

Supplier engagement

We undertook supplier engagement between April and June 2022. This included a series of supplier webinars which took place on 18 and 26 May, and a supplier survey which closed on 3 June. This activity has now ended.

We will continue to make updates to this page as the agreement progresses. This will include updates on the procurement process and details of the published bid pack.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in Find a Tender Service (FTS) Not available yet
Tender documents Not available yet

Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement April or May 2022
Drafting of procurement documents September 2022
Publication of FTS notice October or November 2022
Framework award May or June 2023