Future opportunity

Managed Staff Banks

  • The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-009944

Published 13 April 2022, 3:39pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3150103503


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Public procurement

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Managed Staff Banks

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 79600000 - Recruitment services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority on behalf of NHS Workforce Alliance intends to put in place an Agreement for the provision of flexible staffing solutions via Managed Staff Banks, to be utilised by the NHS, other wider public sector departments and Central Government Departments.

The purpose of this framework agreement is to provide the NHS and other public sector customers with access to an open, fair and compliant route for flexible staffing solutions and managed staff bank services.

The duration of the agreement is 4 years.

The lot structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 79610000 - Placement services of personnel
  • 79620000 - Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
  • 79624000 - Supply services of nursing personnel
  • 79625000 - Supply services of medical personnel

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supplier will provide a managed staff bank which may include the employment of the bank workers. A staff bank refers to a pool of workers who provide flexible cover and support for planned and unplanned gaps in staffing.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 November 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Health and Managed Staff Banks market.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS), on behalf of NHS Workforce Alliance, intends to hold market engagement sessions during April and May with industry stakeholders and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session, please visit https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6278, where further details of sessions will be published.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS), on behalf of NHS Workforce Alliance, will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6278 for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the contract notice.

The Minister for the Cabinet Office represented by its executive agency the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), are the Authority, acting on behalf of ‘NHS Workforce Alliance’ a public sector collaboration.

The Contracting Authorities comprising the NHS Workforce Alliance are;

The Minister for the Cabinet Office represented by its executive agency the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), its offices are at: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9PP.

NHS London Procurement Partnership, its offices are at: 200 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YB

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, its offices are at: Don Valley House, Savile Street East, Sheffield, S4 7UQ

NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub, its offices are at: NHS Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5XB


NHS Commercial Solutions, its offices are at: The Atrium, Curtis Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1XA

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