Having been awarded a place on the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) Framework for Temporary Agency Staffing Services, Infinity was keen to understand the objectives and challenges for SUPC’s members. Particularly given the lot awarded to Infinity as the number one supplier on lot 6 – Neutral Vendor Service; a new addition for 2015.
Speaking to Jayne Davis, a Category Manager for SUPC, we were able to gain an important insight into the challenges and drivers for consortium members and how SUPC is focused on supporting those objectives.
There are a number of key challenges, not uncommon to resourcing managed service solutions, that the temporary agency framework has consistently faced in the past. One of the most significant of these challenges is the diverse range of requirements from their member base. Jayne explains:
‘With 60 full and associate member institutions, we cover a broad mix of urban and remote locations. For our more remote members, access to candidates is a constant pressure. Whilst those institutions in densely populated areas or with more specialist requirements, are most often challenged with managing escalating costs when considering their resourcing needs.’