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Temporary and Interim Staff Recruitment Services



The Temporary and Interim Staff Services frameworks are a suite of eight individual frameworks.

There are six Temporary Staff Services Frameworks:

3 x temp admin  – North, East and West

3 x catering and manual – North, East and West

These are ranked solution frameworks, with three suppliers on each.

Interim Professional Staff Services – National

Interim IT Staff Services – National

Both Interim IT and Interim Professional are mini competition frameworks, with three suppliers on each.

What is in scope?

The following types of temporary staff services can be procured via these frameworks:

  • temporary administrative staff services
  • temporary manual and catering staff services
  • interim professional staff services
  • interim IT staff services

What is out of scope?

  • permanent staff recruitment
  • staff being awarded a fixed term appointments – FTA (for example, individuals who will be employees of the buying organisation for a short term)

Who is this available to?

  • central government
  • health
  • local authorities
  • universities and colleges
  • third Sector
  • other public bodies

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use these framework agreements to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement can be established from the terms of the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of Scottish Government Guidance on Framework Agreements. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.

Further information is available on Public Contracts Scotland


  • Financial benefit: The framework agreements have secured beneficial pricing. Organisations will be able to achieve savings in the region of 10% against market rates
  • Quality: All of the framework suppliers have a proven track record and are committed to the delivery of quality services. Key performance indicators (KPIs) and service level agreements (SLAs) have been developed and agreed with all suppliers.

Current status

Start date

13 April 2015

End date

12 April 2019

Further details

Contact and feedback to:

Lisa Pittman

Email: lisa.pittman@gov.scot

Phone: 0141 242 5628

David Bilton

Email: david.bilton@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 3627

Contract Supplier(s)

List of suppliers

Contract or Framework Agreement guidance

Link to guidance documents.

  • Temporary and Interim Staff buyer's guide – Interim Professional and Interim IT
  • Temporary and Interim Staff buyer's guide – Administrative, Catering and Manual
  • Temporary and Interim Staff Services – Hints and Tips

More information

Information regarding pricing and terms and conditions can now be found on Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this site and are eligible to use the framework please complete the attached template and send to the Scottish Procurement contact detailed above.

Please note that any information obtained via the Knowledge Hub site (such as framework agreement documentation, framework terms and pricing) must be treated as commercially confidential and must not be shared with anyone outside your organisation without the prior approval of Scottish Procurement.

All other enquiries in relation to this framework agreement should be directed to the procurement contacts named above.