Staff employed and agency staff – 16087

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A request for information about numbers of staff employed and agency staff

Ref: FOI/16087

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 6th July

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please advise the total staff headcount that are employed directly by West Midlands Fire Service, with each part-time employee counted as one employee. Please exclude all temporary agency workers from this figure.

Reply

As of 1.7.16 there are 1967 staff headcount employed directly by West Midlands Fire Service (1475 Uniformed, 435 Non-Uniformed and 57 Fire Control).

Request

Please identify each supplier that West Midlands Fire Service has a contract with to supply temporary agency workers.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has a contract to supply temporary agency workers from Brook Street (UK) Ltd

Request

Please identify: a. the type of contract that West Midlands Fire Service has with each of these suppliers (preferred supplier list/ framework/ etc. If framework, please indicate b. which – e.g. MSTAR/ YPO/ Panel London/ Pan London/ NPS All Wales/ Crown Commercial Services/ etc; and c. whether this is on a neutral/ master/ hybrid vender model, or the lot number.

Reply

The type of contract that West Midlands Fire Service has is CCS Framework Agreement – lot number RM971

Request

Please advise for each contract identified within (2) above of: a. the current end date of the contract; b. the date(s) that any break clause(s) can be enabled; and c. the length of time of any extension that can be enabled.

Reply

The contract above is a 1 year contract from 1st December 2015 with two options to extend by 12 months each.

Request

Please advise of the full name of the main contact at West Midlands Fire Service who is responsible for the main (or majority of the) contract(s) identified within (2) above, together with their:

  1. job title;
  2. group (either team, division or department, whichever is the smallest identifiable group);
  3. telephone number;
  4. email; and
  5. full postal address, inc postcode.

Reply

The management of contracts are handled by a team of people, in the first instance they can be contacted at the following address procurement@wmfs.net or can be contacted on the procurement helpline on 0121 380 6166

Request

Please identify all suppliers that West Midlands Fire Service has sourced a temporary agency worker from – but does not have a contract with – from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service uses a number of temporary agencies depending upon the nature of the role. A contractual agreement exists for each appointment. During 2015/16 these have included:

Ranstad Employment Bureau Ltd (Contract expired September 2015)

Pertemps Recruitment

Network Ventures Ltd

Katie Bard

Hart Recruitment

CRG Ltd

Brook Street (UK) Ltd

Total Jobs

Request

For each temporary agency supplier (either a. contracted as identified within (2) above; b. non-contracted as identified within (6) above; and c. all workers West Midlands Fire Service has sourced directly), how much has been spent on each supplier (or directly), from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016?

Reply

During 2015/16 expenditure in Accounts Payable for these suppliers is recorded as follows:

Ranstad Employment Bureau Ltd £66.0k

Pertemps Recruitment £391.8k

Network Ventures Ltd £5.3k

Katie Bard £2.9k

Hart Recruitment £8.5k

CRG Ltd £3.0k

Brook Street (UK) Ltd £41.6k

Total Jobs £0.5k

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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