Appointing contractors factsheet

Published on: 03/02/2015

Considerations when appointing contractors.

General considerations 

  • Have a minimum of two contractors at each site, to avoid over reliance on one contractor and create flexibility.
  • Each contractor should only be used at one site, except where a contingency plan is in operation
  • Each contractor should be able to provide a reserve pool of workers to cover for industrial action at another contractor.
  • Undertake a thorough due diligence exercise of contractors at the tender
  • A non-dedicated workforce is preferable from a TUPE perspective, as long as this does not lead to an unacceptably low skill level amongst the workers who will be performing the service.