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Staff Benefits

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This ESPO framework offers customers a quick, simple and competitive route to procuring various Staff Benefits schemes, from individual schemes to fully managed services encompassing multiple schemes. To find out more please select ‘Get Started’ below to view framework documentation including the User Guide. For some documents such as a Service Provider Overview and Pricing you’ll need to complete the Access & Confidentiality Agreement – this can also be found via the ‘Get Started’ tab once you’re logged in, midway down the page, and should be completed directly on the website. To contact ESPO, please click on the 'get help' tab.

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Whilst the Framework will offer Customers access to a range of Staff Benefit services, the Service provision is split into distinct Lots. The staff benefits available under this framework are listed below:

Lot 1 Managed Service

The Managed Service Provider (MSP) will work with employers to develop and manage a ‘total benefits’ package, offering a full range of staff benefits to employees. The staff benefits will comprise of a number of popular schemes and voluntary benefits as required. This may also include emerging and innovative benefits as employers look for alternative ways to reward employees. It is advisable that organisations considering using the managed service will be looking to take up two or more benefits; otherwise, the standalone benefits may be more suitable.

Lot 2 Cycle To Work

Bike loans operated through salary sacrifice arrangements typically run over 12 or 18 months. The employee must use the bike to travel, for some part at least, between home and work. As payments are made from employees' gross salary, they are made free from income tax and national insurance (NI), while employers also save the NI contributions.

Lot 3 Financial Wellbeing Support

A scheme for employees who wish to address their financial wellbeing via routes such as consolidation of loan repayments, saving options and general financial advice. Payments will be made directly from an employee’s wages. Please note that Customers and their Employees should satisfy themselves that loan and savings rates offered are competitive.

Lot 4 Technology Products

New technology can be purchased through this arrangement by employees.

Lot 5 Leisure And Retail Discounts

Employers offer employees the opportunity to purchase a range of products and services at discounted rates. The offers consist of discounted retail vouchers, re-loadable cards and cash-back. The products and services available comprise of discounts on shopping, food and drink, entertainment and travel. Examples of these benefits include (but are not limited to) High-street and Retail Discounts, Corporate Gym Membership, Leisure Activity Discounts, Restaurant chains, Supermarkets, Department Stores, Online fashion, DIY, Home entertainment & electrics, Holiday & Travel, Toys, Gifts & Books.

Lot 6 Car Leasing

A scheme for car leasing enables employees to acquire a brand new car. The cost of leasing the car is deducted directly from an employee’s wages. Please note that Customers and Employees should satisfy themselves that lease costs are competitive.

Lot 7 Childcare Vouchers

Childcare Vouchers allow employees to fund registered childcare for their children. Childcare vouchers can be used to pay for all types of registered childcare across the UK, including but not exclusive to childminders, holiday schemes, nannies, au pairs, nurseries, after school clubs, playgroups and crèches. These schemes are now closed to new applicants (employees), but Employers will still need to have contracts in place for the provision of these schemes. If the employee did not join the scheme before 4 October 2018, they will need to apply for Tax-Free Childcare via the UK Government website. For more information on childcare vouchers, please consult the information provided by the UK government:

Lot 8 Reward and Recognition schemes

A scheme for employees which enables reward and recognition programmes. Employers with this scheme are able to offer both financial and non-financial rewards to their employees. The reward and recognition scheme includes but is not limited to: E-vouchers Online codes Gift cards Non-financial rewards Peer to Peer recognition programmes

  • This framework is compliant with UK procurement legislation - we’ve done the work, so there’s no need for you to run a full procurement process.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability.
  • What you see is what you pay – there are no additional charges.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.
  • Social value benefits can be obtained.
  • BHSF Employee Benefits Limited
  • Blackhawk Network EMEA Ltd.
  • Cycle Solutions (Cycle to Work) Limited
  • Edenred (UK Group) Ltd
  • Fideliti Ltd
  • Halfords Limited (Halfords for Business)
  • iCOM Works Limited
  • Knowles Associates Total Fleet Management LTD (Knowles Associates)
  • Lets Connect IT Solutions Ltd
  • Liaison Financial Services Ltd
  • NHS Fleet Solutions c/o Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Personal Group Holdings PLC
  • Pluxee UK LTD (previously Sodexo)
  • Reward Gateway (UK) Limited
  • SME HCI Limited (Vivup)
  • Tuskerdirect Limited

If you’d like to contact us, quote reference Framework 319_23 and enquire at;

Molly Edwards 07340405639

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Staff Benefits

Key Facts
Framework 319_23
Start Date 07/08/2023
End Date 06/08/2025
Extension Option 06/08/2027
Contract Notice 023/S 000-008698
Award Notice Awaiting Notice
Collaboration ESPO collaboration with YPO
Procurement Type Direct Award or Further Competition