Cabinet authorised that the existing contract with Matrix is extended by a further two years to 26th July 2025 by which time a new procurement process can take place to ensure that the most cost effective contract is delivered moving forward.
Cabinet was presented with the EXTENSION OF CONTRACTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF TEMPORARY WORKERS AND CONSULTANTS.
Report was introduced by Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of the Council.
A report before Cabinet to authorise the Extension of Contract for the Supply of Temporary Workers and Consultants. The two-year contract extension with Matrix for the supply of temporary workers and consultants via the ESPO Mstar3 London Collaboration call-off. The contract extension will reflect changes to Havering’s work force strategy and help to deliver savings, with an agreed rate that will address inflation.
A member asked a question on the effect of redundancies, the role of temporary staff, whether they covered backlog of work or staff that have been made redundant. Officers confirmed that when staff go through redundancies the post gets deleted, and as the Council is ongoing restructuring of its workforce there is a process of redeployment to put the individual in a different area in the Council. Also, while Havering seeks to have more permanent staff there are circumstances that warrant the need for temporary staff.
It was AGREED:
That the existing contract with Matrix is extended by a further two years to 26th July 2025 by which time a new procurement process can take place to ensure that the most cost effective contract is delivered moving forward.