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WPCC0028 – Blue Light Commercial Contingent Labour Agreement

Decision Title: Blue Light Commercial Contingent Labour Agreement

Decision Reference Number: WPCC0028

Lead Officer: Caroline Plane, Head of Procurement

If force business, date approved by Chief Officer: 10 November 2021

Date: 9th November 2021

Status:  Non confidential

Decision summary:

To be included on the Bluelight Commercial procurement exercise for the establishment of a national framework agreement for the provision of contingent (temporary) labour services.

I confirm that my register of interests declaration is up to date and that none of my interests preclude me from making this decision. I note that I am board member of Bluelight Commercial on behalf of the Association of PCCs

Signature:  Philip Seccombe

Date: 12 November 2021

Supporting information

1. Background information

This is a national procurement exercise run by Blue Light Commercial. This will provide us with access to a 7 year agreement for the provision of contingent (temporary) labour.

2. List of additional information attached as appendices


3. Expected benefits

Economies of scale via a national agreement

4. Impact of not approving the application

We have backup arrangements in place for temporary labour. We have already verbally committed to Bluelight Commercial (BLC) but we would be unable to access this specific agreement, if not approved.

5. Costs (including any identified savings)

This would be a call off agreement to be used as and when needed. Expenditure on this type of labour is typically low.

6. Equality implications


7. Legal comments

BLC have sought legal support throughout the process to establish the framework; Warwickshire Police have sought legal advice on the contract.

8. Publication

Information in this form is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) and other legislation.  Unless the information provided is covered by an exemption and stated to be either confidential or partly confidential, the information contained in the form will be published on the OPCC website.

Comments from the Treasurer

Costs for Warwickshire will be dependent on what call offs we make from the framework agreement to meet our local needs.  There should be some assurance regarding value for money given that the contracts will be as a result of a national procurement exercise and economies of scale should be evident.

Comments from the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

It is appropriate to join this framework for the provision of contingent labour