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Temporary and Permanent Staffing

Access to recruitment agencies for the provision of acquiring temporary workers, permanent workers, one-off candidates or adding to a preferred supplier list, amongst alternative recruitment routes.

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Tender Reference
The new Temporary and Permanent Staffing framework is split into 16 lots as follows:

Lot 1 - East Anglia
Lot 2 - East Midlands
Lot 3 - London
Lot 4 - Northern Ireland
Lot 5 - North East
Lot 6 - North West
Lot 7 - Scotland
Lot 8 - South East
Lot 9 - South West
Lot 10 - Wales
Lot 11 - West Midlands
Lot 12 - Yorkshire
Lot 13 - National
Lot 14 - Neutral Vendor
Lot 15 - Managed Service
Lot 16 - Education Vendor Management System (VMS)

 LOT 1 – 13 - Regional
These Lots are for the provision of services including but not limited to supply of temporary workers, permanent workers, one-off candidates (if members need sick leave cover), be part of a preferred supplier list (PSL). Some members may also use these to contract with a supplier for all of their recruitment requirements. CPC has included a national lot for those large college groups and MATs where they may have sites in more than one region.

 Lot 14 – Neutral Vendor
This Lot is for the provision of services including but not limited to a Neutral Vendor model. The appointed neutral vendor supplier will manage the recruitment processes for the CPC member, using a tiered supplier model. The neutral vendor supplier will not provide their own staff to fill the requirements and filter the requirement through the tiers.

 Lot 15 – Managed Service
This Lot is for the provision of services including but not limited to a Managed Service model. The appointed managed service provider will manage the recruitment processes for the CPC member using a tiered supplier model, The managed service provider will fulfil any requirement first if they are unable to fulfil, these requirement will then be filtered through the tiers.

 Lot 16 – Education Vendor Management System (VMS)
This Lot is the for the provision of digital goods and services  including but not limited to a vendor management system. The provided VMS software will integrate with CPC members internal systems where they can manage their own recruitment and agencies. This is an option for members who do not want a neutral vendor or managed service but wish to use the systems in place and manage their own recruitment processes. The VMS provider will not provide any staff to CPC members.

If staff absence or sickness is increasing your costs towards temporary staffing, it may be time to consider taking out an absence protection policy to give you budget certainty. CPC’s Staff Absence Protection and Reimbursement framework allows members to acquire cover for pre-existing medical conditions, ongoing, and future absences for a broad range of causes. Providers may also be able to offer rehabilitation and wellbeing support services as part of their cover to help your staff return to – or stay in – work.


  1. Provides value for money
  2. Fully compliant with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  3. Choose from a selection of fully vetted providers
  4. Reduced administration time and easy to use
  5. Guidance and specialist advice from a CPC Contract Manager
How to Use

Members can run a further competition or direct award. CPC recommend for those quick fills due sickness leave a direct award would be the best route. However for those larger/high value contracts such as PSL’s, Managed Services, Neutral Vendors or Vendor Management Systems CPC recommend a further competition

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool makes it easy to perform and manage a further competition exercise on this Framework. It's free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on purchases that fall below £214,904.00

Get a Quote

If your purchase exceeds £214,904.00, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about the CPC Sourcing Cloud.

Framework Lots
Associated Documentation
  • Framework User Guide Essential
    This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.
  • Further Competition Template Lots 1-13
  • Further Competition Template Lot 14
  • Further Competition Template Lot 15
  • Further Competition Template Lot 16
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Ria Logan

Senior Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 974 0955