Recent figures released by Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) show that Comensura has been awarded 69% of all signed contracts made from the MSTAR national framework agreement.
The MSTAR agreement enables local authorities and other public bodies to engage the services of managed service providers for the supply of temporary, contract and interim staff without recourse to a full tender process, either through directly calling off with a provider or entering into further competition.
Jamie Horton, Managing Director of Comensura said "The MSTAR contract has greatly streamlined the way that public authorities engage the services of managed service providers such as ourselves. I’m delighted that so many of our existing clients have migrated over to the contract and there are many more that have expressed an interest in doing so. Equally pleasing is our excellent performance in further competitions, where we have won the majority of all exercises, and the high number of direct call offs from new clients."
Jamie Horton continued "Our performance on MSTAR is also good for suppliers, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) as we are able to offer an ability to reduce cost of sale whilst giving greater access to market opportunities. Whilst our margins and those of our suppliers have been challenged by the contract, we have adhered strictly to the agreement’s 30 day payment terms for suppliers and have fully supported its commitment to the coalition’s >25% SME inclusion."
"Whilst we are 100% focussed on maximising value and efficiency for our clients, we also recognise the enormous value that our suppliers deliver, so sustainability is very high on our agenda and a key part of our development strategy is to look at ways of reducing supplier’s costs to offset the impact of reduced margins."