Provision of Temporary Agency Workers for Northern Ireland Civil Service, Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies

Contract information

The contract consists of eight lots, as follows: 

  • Lot 1 – DfC Administration roles and Corporate Functions – For DfC use only
  • Lot 2 – Administration roles (excluding DfC) and Corporate Functions
  • Lot 3 – Professional and Technical
  • Lot 4 – Environmental, Scientific Services and Medical (excluding OHS medical roles)
  • Lot 5 - Agricultural, Environmental and Conservation
  • Lot 6 - Ancillary and Industrial
  • Lot 7 – Legal
  • Lot 8 - Youth and Social Care

Estimated contract value

£425 million

Contract start date

25 January 2021

Contract end date

24 January 2025

Possible contract extensions

1 final extension of up to 12 months

Participating bodies

Government departments

  • The Executive Office (TEO)
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
  • Department for Communities (DfC)
  • Department for the Economy (DfE)
  • Department of Education (DE)
  • Department of Finance (DoF)
  • Department of Health (DoH)
  • Department for Infrastructure (DfI)
  • Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • Public Prosecution Services (PPS)

Government agencies

  • Compensation Agency
  • Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA)
  • Forensic Science Northern Ireland
  • Forest Service
  • Land and Property Services (LPS)
  • Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)
  • Northern Ireland Prison Service
  • Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
  • Rivers Agency
  • Social Security Agency (SSA)
  • Youth Justice Agency

Non Departmental Public Bodies

  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • Attorney General for Northern Ireland
  • CITB - Construction Skills NI (formerly Construction Industry Training Board)
  • Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY)
  • Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse (COSICA)
  • Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVSNI)
  • Community Relations Council (CRC)
  • Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
  • Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)
  • Criminal Justice Inspectorate (CJI)
  • Crown Solicitors Office
  • Electoral Office Northern Ireland
  • Equality Commission Northern Ireland (ECNI)
  • Foras na Gaeilge
  • General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)
  • Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI)
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Labour Relations Agency (LRA)
  • Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC)
  • Local Government Staff Commission (LGSC)
  • Loughs Agency
  • Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation (MKLDC)
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
  • North South Ministerial Council
  • Northern Ireland Audit Office
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
  • Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
  • Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission
  • Northern Ireland Legal Services Agency
  • Northern Ireland Ombudsman Office (Public Services, Judicial Appointments and Local Government) (NIPSO - Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman)
  • Northern Ireland Policing Board
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • Tourism Northern Ireland
  • Parades Commission
  • Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland
  • Police Retraining and Rehabilitation Trust
  • Probation Board Northern Ireland
  • Sport NI
  • State Pathologists Department
  • Strategic Investment Board (SIB)
  • Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI)
  • Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI)
  • Ulster Supported Employment Limited (USEL)
  • Ulster-Scotts Agency
  • Utilities Regulator (UREGNI)
  • Victims and Survivors Service Limited

Please note only those listed can avail of this contract.

NICS HR have developed the following User Guide to assist clients in using the contract

Further information contacts

NICS Departments:

NICS HR Agency Workers Team -

Non-Departmental Public Bodies:

CPD Collaborative Professional Services -

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