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03 Jul 2007

Achieve savings by using contracted agencies

Dear Colleague

We have recently being reviewing contract spend for Temporary Staff agencies within the University and have identified that out of an expenditure of 4.4m for the period June 06 to June 07, 2.3m has been spent with non-contracted agencies. Analysis within this area identified that savings of around 10% can be achieved by switching to one of the approved suppliers. There are a couple of reason why there are significant savings which are:

1. Reduced commission charges payable to the supplier as the Procurement Office has negotiated low fixed charges

2. VAT is only payable on the suppliers commission charge not on the whole hourly rate.

The approved providers for temporary staff are:

  • Blue Arrow - Contact Michelle Bradley or Michelle Visser on 0161- 237 9200
  • Kelly Services- Contact Anne-Marie Welbourn on 0161-832-1960
  • Office Angels- Contact Elaine Shannon on 0161-832-7600

There is also an agency that specialises in IT staff who are:

  • Parity Resource Solutions - Contact Lorraine Rourke on 0161 976 6841

I should remind you I have been advised by Human Resources that in order to make any further requisitions of temporary agency staff, you will need to gain the appropriate approval from the Dean/Vice President/Registrar & Secretary using:

in accordance with:

Thank you for your co-operation

Janet Lewis
Senior Procurement Officer
The University of Manchester
MLG 004, John Owens Bldg
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Tel: 0161-275-8205
Fax: 0161-275-2961