Non Clinical Staffing


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


This agreement 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)

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
  • output based delivery: this is where a supplier delivers a project to a contracting authority’s specification to meet a set of specific and pre-defined outcomes on a fixed fee basis

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. 

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in Find a Tender Service (FTS) Contract Notice
Tender documents Tender Documents


Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement April or May 2022
Drafting of procurement documents September 2022
Publication of FTS notice 21 October 2022
Framework award April 2023