Decision details

Temporary Agency Staff Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




i)        To approve the use of the dynamic purchasing system for appointing temporary agency staff established on behalf of the Council by its Shared Procurement Service.





i)       Under the current Public Contracts Regulations (2015) each council is legally required to aggregate its spend on similar goods and services, and if this exceeds the current threshold of £181,302 over a 4 year period to go out to tender. Horsham District Council’s spend averages c£580,000 per annum.


ii)      Crawley Borough Council, through the Shared Procurement Service, recently tendered to establish a dynamic purchasing system on behalf of its four member Councils (Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and Mole Valley)


iii)     The creation and use of the DPS will enable the councils to standardise terms and conditions, agency fees, consolidate and reduce spending whilst complying with current regulations in an efficient process.

Report author: Robert Laban

Publication date: 26/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

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