London, 27 July 2015: Following a competitive tendering process, Sopra Steria Recruitment (SSR) has today announced that it has been newly appointed by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as 1 of 10 Master Vendors and a supplier of IT Professionals to the Non-Medical Non-Clinical (NMNC) Temporary and Fixed Term Staff Framework Agreement. The new framework agreement will be in place for an initial two-year period, with the option to extend for a further two years.
The CCS acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity; this new framework will be used by NHS bodies and wider Government organisations to procure contingent workers. As a newly-appointed supplier and Master Vendor, SSR will be providing key resources to the NHS through this agreement providing a cost-effective solution to specialist skills requirements.
Pete Holliday, Managing Director, Sopra Steria Recruitment, comments: "Securing a place across this framework is a great achievement for SSR. Through this agreement we are proud to be supporting the Government’s policy to manage centrally the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of the government.
We have the experience of already having made placements under the previous framework for IT-contingent labour, and will be accelerating this as demand grows in 2015 and beyond - helping Government reduce the cost of resources whilst ensuring a flexible workforce continues to enable the NHS. This win helps cement the SSR aspiration of growing as leaders in recruitment transformation."