The Leon County School Board awarded three contracts to companies to provide temporary staffing services for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
The Boards Purchasing Department issued an invitation for qualified vendors to submit bids for the provision of temporary personnel services to schools district wide. The services will be on an as needed basis and the initial term of the resulting contracts will be for two years, with an option to renew for up to three years.
The contracts were awarded to three firms, Datson360, Lyneer Staffing Solutions and SS Solutions, LLC. According to the Purchasing Department, the vendors listed above provided the lowest bids to the district.
The three vendors are responsible for filling various positions. The chart below details the each vendors responsibilities.
Some of the positions which require staffing are Classroom Behavior Assistant, Electrician, and Painter with the pay range being $17.68-$28.97, a Food Service Assistant and Activities Leader, with pay ranging from $12.15 to $20.17, or a Secretary and Account Clerk with possible earnings of $13.75-$22.42.
According to Indeed.com, staffing agencies typically have a markup between 25% and 100%, as the agencies manage the employment taxes and payroll. Datson360, LLC submitted the lowest bid with a markup of 19%, followed by a 22.99% markup by SS Solutions, and Lyneer Staffing Solutions’ markup ranges from 27% to 29.75%.