TWS II Lot 2a – Fully Managed Service: Bank and Agency

Approved by NHS England & Improvement (NHSE&I), the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement supports healthcare providers to deliver their local resourcing strategy by providing free of charge access to 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.

This Lot facilitates efficient access to a range of suppliers who have been subject to a rigorous tendering process. They are capable of providing strategic support to develop an outsourced or partially outsourced staffing solution for Flexible (Bank) and/or Temporary (Agency) Workers through a Managed Service Provider that simultaneously optimises the workforce and generates a range of process efficiencies.

With a ready-made specification that can be customised to the individual requirements of healthcare providers, all awarded Managed Service Providers are capable of managing existing Flexible Workers (including staff transfers and the transfer of terms of employment in alignment to TUPE legislation) and optimising Flexible Worker availability by introducing candidates from their own pool of staff or attracting new candidates locally.

Award Summary

Bank and Agency Demand Solutions (Core Services)

  • Electronic Communication Functionality
  • Software Functionality (Vacancy Release, PSL Tiering Structure, Alerts, Accept and Decline Shifts)
  • Staff Management Functionality (Timesheet Authorisation & Block Booking Capability)
  • Software Rules
  • System Portal

Direct Engagement (Core Services)

  • Direct Engagement
  • Free Tax & Legal Advice Services

Direct Engagement (Supplementary Services)

  • Employment & HR Consultancy Services for Direct Engagement
  • Spend Recovery Services
  • Additional Payroll Services
  • Alerts & Counter Fraud Services

Additional Information

  • Free to access for all healthcare providers and Public Sector Organisations
  • Embedded quality assurance provisions, data protection controls and innovative mechanisms for driving and delivering sustainable value
  • Access to the latest in bank, collaborative bank and agency managed service providers (MSPs) for an end-to-end solution to temporary workforce planning, shift management and supplementary services in permanent recruitment
  • Designed to be utilised in conjunction with any Lot of the Total Workforce Solutions II framework agreement to provide a holistic workforce solution
  • Access to the HealthTrust Europe Partnership Portal and a friendly team of workforce experts

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 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a & 4b) 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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