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Contract award to support international social worker recruitment

Decision Maker: Director: Children, Families & Safer Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

As part of the Bristol City Council Children and Families transformation programme – Our Families, we are developing projects to improve our workforce sufficiency. One of these projects is to partner with a recruitment agency to recruit high quality, experienced social workers from overseas.
The Council has contracted with Constellia as a strategic procurement partner, and via this partner the Council wants to subcontract to a recruitment agency who specialise in recruiting social workers from abroad with the intention they will recruit and relocate 15 social workers during the 18-month life of the contract.

Decision:

To award the contract to Morgan Hunt via our procurement strategic partner Constellia.

Alternative options considered:

The Council ran a compliant competitive tender process – a request for quotes. Alternative providers were considered as part of this process. The contract was awarded to the provider who demonstrated they could deliver the highest quality service at best value for money.

Publication date: 25/03/2024

Date of decision: 26/01/2024