Total Workforce Solutions (TWS) II Lot 4a and 4b – Non-Clinical Agency Staffing

Approved by NHS England & Improvement (NHSE&I) and accessed by the wider public, independent and charity sectors, Lot 4a and 4b of TWS II are free to access and can be called off broadly by direct award (click here to find out more on our Partnership Portal) or with a more structured supply chain such as a preferred supplier list or a master vendor agreement. TWS II supports organisations to deliver their local resourcing strategy by providing free of charge access to innovative market solutions, a team of workforce experts and a robust set of terms and conditions that embed quality assurance provisions, data protection controls and sustainable best value.

Lot 4a Award Summary

Lot 4a covers non-clinical agency workers between bands 1-7, recruited on a temporary, fixed term or permanent basis. Predominantly focused on supplying high volume, non-managerial staffing areas (examples such as social workers, admin and clerical, back office and catering roles), Lot 4a gives access to a broad range of niche and volume suppliers to meet non-clinical needs.

Lot 4b Award Summary

Lot 4b covers non-clinical agency, interim and contractor roles between bands 6-9, very senior manager (VSM) and executive placements recruited on a temporary, project, fixed term or permanent basis. Predominantly focused on supplying specialist, managerial and leadership staffing areas (examples such as ICT, transformation, back office management, medical/clinical leadership, and board level roles), Lot 4b gives access to a broad range of niche and specialist suppliers to meet non-clinical needs.

Lot 4a and 4b are designed to be utilised in conjunction with Lot 2a and 2b of TWS II to support providers with managing total pay bill expenditure through bank, agency, and permanent recruitment solutions.

Additional Information

  • NHSE&I Approved Framework Agreement.
  • Free to access for all Public Sector Organisations across the UK.
  • Embedded quality assurance for employment checks, mandatory training, IR35 and data protection.
  • A range of SME, specialist, and volume suppliers available.
  • Covering all non-clinical requirements for temporary, project fixed term and permanent resource.
  • TWS II has been publicly tendered by HealthTrust Europe to give all Public Sector Organisations access to robust, marketing leading workforce solutions.

How do I access the Framework?

With options to engage suppliers through utilising either the Direct Award or Mini-Competition criteria detailed within the framework agreement, healthcare providers should contact to engage further.

Once your email has been received, a member of the Total Workforce Solutions team will be in touch to discuss your exact requirements and answer any questions you may have, supporting you to create an appropriate workforce strategy and offering procurement guidance as required.

Healthcare providers can access the wider Temporary Staffing Lots (Lots 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c) of the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement by visiting the HealthTrust Europe Partnership Portal and following the step-by-step instructions to support document completion and enable compliant access.

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