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Cirrus Consortium Agency Labour and Recruitment Framework

​​Comensura has been awarded a place on the Cirrus Consortium Agency Labour and Recruitment Services Framework with an outstanding score of 93%. Our place in lot 11 is for the provision of a neutral vendor managed service for temporary and permanent staff, including interim placements.

What is the Cirrus Consortium?

The Cirrus Consortium (The Consortium) is a procurement consortium that consists of a number of Registered Providers of Social Housing, Local Authorities, ALMOs and NHS Trusts. Members are based across England, Wales and Scotland, with additional organisations joining the consortium on a regular basis.

Every contracting authority that uses a Cirrus Consortium framework agreement qualifies for free membership to the consortium. This allows the member organisations to have an active input to the frameworks under the consortium, while retaining the ability to use framework suppliers autonomously.

What lots are available?

The framework consists of 11 lots that cover the following categories:
 
Lot 1: Administration (including clerical staff, personal assistants and office support staff)
 
Lot 2: Contact centre staff (including helpdesk personnel and helpdesk team leaders)
 
Lot 3: Trade operatives across all trades (including plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, joiners and labourers)
 
Lot 4: IT staff (including IT technical support staff, IT helpdesk staff, IT systems engineers and IT director level roles)
 
Lot 5: Finance staff (including management accountants, purchase ledger staff, procurement staff and finance director level roles)
 
Lot 6: Human Resources staff (including HR officers, HR admin staff, health and safety officers and HR director level roles)
 
Lot 7: Asset Management staff (including asset managers, surveyors, development staff and asset management director level roles)
 
Lot 8: Housing Services staff (including housing officers, welfare benefit support officers, scheme managers and housing services director level roles)
 
Lot 9: Executive Directors, board members and technical roles
 
Lot 10: Master vendor (delivering all roles covered in Lots 1-9)
 
Lot 11: Neutral vendor (delivering all roles covered in Lots 1-9) - Comensura is included in this lot.

What are the benefits of the Cirrus Consortium Agency Framework?

  • No need to tender via OJEU directly as required under the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015, as the pretendered framework already complies with the necessary legislation
  • As a Part B service framework, members have significantly more flexibility and freedom over selection and award of agencies than possible under the new Public Contracts Regulations
  • National framework rates available to use if required. Alternatively members can agree their own price terms with framework agencies
  • Keep the flexibility and ownership of managing the contract and service as you choose
  • Supports a range of supply chain models including panels of agencies, master vendor and neutral vendor solutions
  • There is no requirement to use specific financial or billing systems so you have the flexibility to pay each agency how you choose
  • Free membership to the Cirrus Consortium allowing for active input into the Central Purchasing Body
  • Free to use, therefore no fees will be charged to buying organisations for consortium membership, or for use of the framework
  • The framework is managed by sector leading consultants Cirrus Purchasing who are able to provide advice
To find out more about the Cirrus Consortium Agency Labour Framework download the information sheet.

For more information on how to register on the framework visit the Cirrus Consortium Agency Framework website.​

Why Comensura?

Comensura is the market leading provider of vendor neutral services to the public sector and have been successfully operating our services since 2001. 
 
Comensura is the market leading provider of vendor neutral services to the public sector and have been successfully operating our services since 2001. 
  • We deliver a competitively priced service with high levels of account management and support, when compared to other vendor neutral providers. This includes:
  • 24/7 single point of contact for all bookings, either on-line or via our Customer Service Centre
  • c.net, our proprietary technology platform, manages the full requisition to pay process, inclusive of approval process, timesheeting and consolidated invoicing
  • Recruitment industry supply chain management experience and access to a wide range of recruitment suppliers
  • Account management support focused on ensuring recruitment suppliers meet your fulfilment, performance and service level requirements
  • Comprehensive management information reporting of usage and spend as well as intelligence to support better workforce planning
  • Auditing to maintain supplier and candidate compliance reducing risks to your organisation
  • Effective demand management controls to ensure usage of agency staff is approved
  • Continuous improvement of our service to meet your organisation's objectives.
Management information from other government frameworks also shows that Comensura is able to deliver savings greater than any other approved supplier. Read our MSTAR Management Information infographics.
 
If you would like to discuss your requirements, meet with one of our supply management experts or are seeking to directly call off with Comensura but want to know more about project timescales please contact us.​
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