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Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank RM6158

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is developing a new commercial agreement to replace the existing Workforce Management agreement (RM1072) which expires in 2019.



Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank, will be the first framework agreement to be released by the workforce alliance partnership: the collaboration between CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership (PiP). Further information on the alliance partnership can be found here.

The agreement will focus on the provision of staff bank services to NHS contracting authorities but will be open to all UK public sector bodies.


Market engagement

There has been extensive stakeholder engagement, industry webinars, engagement sessions and customer boards. Market Engagement conducted to inform the Health Sector Resourcing programme will be taken forward and used in collaboration with PiP.

  • Supplier engagement

Suppliers were given an opportunity to feed into the health resourcing strategy via submission of expression of interest. Opportunities were also provided for supplier 121 sessions.

  • Webinar

APSCo held a webinar on 3 May 2018 - a recording of the session is available online.

Please see the attached Webinar slides and FAQ document.

  • Customer engagement

We welcome expressions of interest from all health workforce customers who would like the opportunity to help shape and inform the health resourcing strategy agreement.

We have a customer board and several meetings have taken place since May 2018, if you would like to join the customer board or feed in your views and get updates on the project, please contact us at peoplepillarcomms[at][dot]uk  

We have also released a short questionnaire for customers to complete to enable you to provide feedback on the propsed scope of the agreement, you can access the questionnaire through this link: Customer Input Form

We will also have opportunities for involvement in the evaluation process.  If you would like to find out more please contact us at peoplepillarcomms[at][dot]uk   



A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been published. If you would like to express your interest in bidding, please follow the instructions in the PIN.

We will update important links below at each stage of the project, adding to this page as information for buyers and suppliers is released.


Important links and documents

Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEUView PIN
Contract Notice (CN) in OJEUInformation not currently available
Tender documentsInformation not currently available
FAQsView here
Webinar slidesView here