Sopra Steria Recruitment Reappointed as Master Vendor for Northumbrian Water

London, 18 November 2018: Sopra Steria Recruitment, one of the UK’s leading staffing companies and managed recruitment service providers, is delighted to announce that it has recently been reappointed by Northumbrian Water as Master Vendor for the supply of IS Contractor Resources. The move comes following marked success in providing contract and permanent IT staff to the organisation under a framework agreement originally granted in 2013.

Northumbrian Water supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water. Sopra Steria Recruitment was awarded the contract following a thorough and open procurement exercise, where its excellent track record of providing talent to the organisation was an important factor.

Under the previous agreement, Sopra Steria Recruitment delivered 100% of all contract and temporary IT resources, exceeded agreed cost savings and won Northumbrian Water’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ award in 2016. 

Under the new agreement, Sopra Steria Recruitment will provide contractors through an MSP model for a period of three years, with an option to extend for a further three years, from 1st January 2019.

Pete Holliday, Managing Director, Sopra Steria Recruitment, commented:  “We are delighted that Northumbrian Water has, after careful consideration, chosen Sopra Steria Recruitment as Master Vendor of IS Contractor Resources. As a business, we pride ourselves on client retention through outstanding service and this win is testament to the level of care and demonstrable value that our dedicated account team has provided over the past five years. My thanks and congratulations go to everyone involved in the tender process and I think I speak for the entire team when I say we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Northumbrian Water for the foreseeable future.” 

Philip Carvel, Category Manager at Northumbrian Water, commented: “Getting the right IT professionals to support Northumbrian Water’s dynamic needs is not always an easy task. Sopra Steria Recruitment have provided some high quality resources over the last few years who have really helped move our business forward. I am pleased to be able to extend this successful partnership into the years ahead and believe that Sopra Steria Recruitment can continue to bring cost effective and creative solutions to drive us towards our ambition of becoming the national leader in the provision of water and wastewater services.”