Nov 2017

We are pleased to share that the London Borough of Camden Council has re-awarded Matrix SCM its contract for Temporary Agency Staff.

The Council went to market using the YPO framework Lot 1 Managed Services for Contingent Labour as the basis for a mini-competition exercise. Matrix SCM were the highest scoring provider, demonstrating best in market service delivery and value for money.

Lizzeth Tillock, Agency Contract Specialist Advisor for Camden said, “Matrix’s tender submission provided competitive value for money, demonstrating cost effective sustainable rates for the engagement of roles across a variety of work categories.  Their submission highlighted the importance of quality, getting it right and moving from a vendor neutral to a hybrid model to provide Camden with a more niche, flexible and blended approach to engagement, which showed the understanding of ‘one size does not fit all’”. 

Matrix SCM already provides Camden with managed service solution which incorporates a contract management team and tailored supply chain, which meets the Council’s diverse service requirements. This is underpinned by our intuitive technology, Matrix-CR.Net.

Barry Moseley, Managing Director of Matrix SCM stated, “Camden Council has been a Matrix SCM customer since 2014 and this decision demonstrates the delivery of outstanding service in which we pride ourselves on. We view ourselves as a partner, rather than just another supplier to Camden and by being awarded a second contract term reinforces the importance of this. We’re excited to continue working together to ensure Camden delivers high quality services to its local communities”

The story so far

Since beginning work with Camden four years ago, we have enabled the Council to generate cashable savings in excess of £3.4m through procuring more competitive agency margins, raised the contract fulfilment rate to over 99% and increased engagement with locally sourced candidates through SME agencies.

Building on success

For the new contract, we will roll out our ‘hybrid’ managed service model, which will provide Camden with a more flexible approach to sourcing agency resources, meeting each of its strategic objectives.

Lizzeth Tillock added, “Camden are looking forward to working with Matrix during the implementation period, engaging with users, partners and embedding the new model of this contract within the organisation”.

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