NHSCPP to retender Agency Nursing Framework

29 October 2015

Following the announcement by the Department of Health and Monitor/NHSTDA on new measures to support trusts and foundation trusts in managing workforce challenges, the four procurement hubs comprising the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) have agreed that we should send a single collaborative message to the supply marketplace by:

·   re-tendering our existing national agency nursing framework, and

·   rather than conducting separate procurement exercises for every staff group as originally planned, we shall instead tender for a single temporary clinical staffing framework.  

Our aim is to have this new framework in place for May 2016. CPP are holding an event on 6th November 2015 (for further information please email either Andy or Neil using hyperlink below).

Lot 4 (South) of our current national agency nursing framework will run until the end of its term. We are examining how this framework, and any resultant call-off contracts in place between trusts and Lot 4 (South) suppliers will comply with these measures between now and 1st April 2016.

We hope that these new framework arrangements will provide us with the flexibility to respond to any future changes from the centre, as well as giving the same ability for all trusts to call-off in the same manner as currently.

If you have questions, please contact either Andy Rouse or Neil Baigent

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