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MSTAR Framework

Comensura is an approved supplier to MSTAR (Managed Service for Temporary Agency Resources) Framework. 

What is MSTAR?

The MSTAR framework is a national framework for the provision of managed temporary agency resourcing services to local authorities, schools and academies, emergency services, registered charities and other wider public sector organisations throughout the UK.

By opting into the framework, organisations benefit from cost and process efficiencies because they harness the collective buying power of the UK's local authorities and other public bodies and reduce the time to purchase managed temporary agency resourcing services. 

This is the second national framework of its kind and is managed by Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO). The framework runs from April 2015 to April 2017.

Why MSTAR?

The MSTAR framework has a number of key benefits including:

  • Harness the opportunity to aggregate spends and procurement know-how to gain better value for money and improve cashable savings for the public sector. 

  • Minimise duplication of effort and time taken within the tendering process (for both customers and suppliers).

  • Build strategic relationships with suppliers to gain better value for money, to take out cost, improve performance and align them with the organisational priorities.

  • Show that the suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience, technical & professional ability, before being awarded a place on the framework.

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Why Comensura?

Comensura is the clear market leader (with around 40% market share) for managed supply of temporary labour into the UK's local authorities and other public bodies. Our successful operating model was first implemented in 2001 and is currently utilised by over 100 clients in the UK.

MSTAR's own management information also shows that Comensura is able to deliver savings greater than any other approved supplier. Read our MSTAR Management Information October to December 2014 fact sheet.

Comensura was successful appointed to the two lots we entered, namely:

  • ​Lot 1 – Neutral Supply Chain Management 

  • Lot 3 - Supply Chain Optimisation (Hybrid)

Public sector organisations interested in Lot 1 can call off directly with Comensura. If you’re interested in Lot 3 you will have to conduct a mini-competition.​

To find out more

If you would like to discuss your requirements, meet with one of our 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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