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Contract Number: 1213
Contract Category: Social Care
Contract Team: Social Care
Procurement Lead: Shona Brydson
Contract Type: Framework Agreement
Start Date: 01 Aug 2014
End Date: 31 Jul 2016
Extension Period Option: 24 months
Extension Date: 31 Jul 2018
Estimated Value (excl VAT): £80,000,000
Date of Award: 25 Jul 2014


This framework is for the provision of social and care agency workers. Through this Framework Arrangement, Councils are able to engage social and care Agency Workers in Assignments from agency Suppliers for a Fee and under agreed terms and conditions. It is based on a core service which applies to the provision of all Agency Workers engaged under the Framework Arrangement.

In summary the core service states that Suppliers will provide appropriately trained, qualified, registered and vetted social and care Agency Workers to Councils, and is set out in detail in the document Schedule 1 – Service Specification. The Framework Arrangement contains 14 Core Roles which are individually supported by basic job descriptions; these are in contained in Schedule 1a – Description of Core Roles.

Main Users:

This national framework agreement has been developed to meet the needs of social and care agency services within Scotland’s local authorities. This framework is also available to Cordia, NHS & Scottish Prison Service.

Lot Structure:

Lot 1 – Residential
Lot 2 – Community
Lot 3 – Professional
Lot 4 – Ancillary


The framework provides several benefits including: high level job descriptions for core roles clear service specification to ensure the provision of trained, qualified, registered and vetted Agency Workers, provisions for Councils to ensure Agency Workers are paid the living wage, increased financial transparency, robust terms and conditions and detailed reporting and management requirements.

Contact Information:

Framework Owner: Shona Brydson
Telephone: 0141 618 6313

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Jobs & Co Limited
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Service Care Solutions Limited
Sps Social Care Limited
Swiis (uk) Limited
The Social Care Community Partnership Limited
Tripod Partners Limited