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Scottish Government Temporary & Interim Staff Services Frameworks

The current suite of Scottish Government Temp & Interim Staff Services Frameworks has now entered its last year of service and are due to expire on 12 April 2019.    The Scottish Government Procurement and Commercial Directorate (SPCD), has now commenced the re-let of the 3rd generation of these frameworks.

Current frameworks scope

Current (2nd generation) frameworks cover the following:  Temporary administrative staff services, temporary manual and catering staff services, interim professional staff services and interim IT staff services.

These frameworks are Category A (national frameworks) and can be utilised by public sector organisations throughout Scotland.  6 suppliers in total currently provide these services.

Future frameworks scope

SPCD is currently developing the commodity strategy for the 3rd generation of the Temp & Interim frameworks.   A Request for Information (RFI) was issued via Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), in early February 2018 to stakeholders and also to potential suppliers in the market to obtain user and market feedback on how these frameworks might be structured/procured going forward.   This feedback will be considered/used to inform the commodity strategy for the re-let of these frameworks.  Although the closing date for receipt of completed RFI’s has now passed, suppliers interested in the re-let of these frameworks should ensure they register on the PCS portal (it’s free to register) and filter their notification requirements to be alerted to the Contract Notice for this re-let when published.

If you are a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) with an interest in these frameworks, please ensure you engage with the Supplier Development Programme, who offers free tender training to Scottish SMEs.

It is anticipated a supplier awareness day will be held shortly after the Invitation to Tender (ITT) has been issued, currently planned for early summer but subject to change.  Further details will be included with the ITT documentation.

Points of Contact

Supplier Development Programme

  • Gillian Cameron


Phone: 01698 453 734


Scottish Procurement

  • David Bilton


Phone: 0131 244 3627

  • Lisa Pittman


Phone: 0141 242 5628

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