Ensure you are working with genuine managed service providers rather than labour only providers with the help of our specialist team of assessors.

PROCUREMENT PROCESS & OUTSOURCE REVIEW

Contact: 0116 478 3390 info@qdoscommercialservices.com

WHAT IS A PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND OUTSOURCE REVIEW?

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The Procurement Process and Outsource Review is geared towards client organisations wanting to establish whether suppliers are providing genuine outsourced services or providing labour. We want to make it easier for you to determine where the responsibility lies in determining the status of off-payroll workers.

Understanding and being able to pinpoint the differences between a genuine managed service provider and the provision of labour is difficult, to say the least. We help to eliminate this problem and drastically simplify future proceedings for your business. This is done through the evaluation of the procedures, processes and policies surrounding your engagement with suppliers.

In addition to this, we provide a review of your contractual terms, therefore, ensuring they accurately reflect the reality of the situation. Through this approach, you can be confident you are receiving a genuine supply of services rather than simply labour provision.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

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HMRC state in their guidance that clients who receive ‘outsourced’ services will be exempt from the IR35 legislation regarding the changes laid out in the off-payroll rules, however this doesn’t mean you are immediately out of the woods as soon as you sign a statement of work contract.

You have to be able to show that the services you are receiving are genuinely outsourced. If you are proven to be actually receiving a provision of labour, then the responsibility for determining IR35 status remains with you. Simply signing on the dotted line will not be enough to immediately transfer IR35 responsibility and therefore mitigate the related risk to your company. If a statement of work is in place, this should be a genuine reflection of the services you are receiving.

Being able to evidence due diligence in this manner will prove its weight in gold should HMRC decide to investigate your business.

You should ensure that you are fulfilling your obligations under IR35 – if you failed to take due consideration when assessing if the engagement between you and your supplier is out of scope of the legislation, you could be failing your obligations under ‘reasonable care’ and in turn assume responsibility of the fee-payer, and therefore be liable for any unpaid tax on any engagements which should have been assessed.

Both the client and supplier must be in agreement as to their opinion of the arrangement. This means you should have that agreement in writing, and it should include specific details of exactly who will manage the responsibility for IR35. Remember that there are some illegitimate suppliers out there who claim to be selling an outside-of-IR35 golden ticket. You should be seeking to engage only with credible, respected, and well-versed organisations who have a background in providing genuine outsourced services.

We can help you solidify your stance as a business receiving genuine outsourced services.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED AS PART OF THIS SERVICE?

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  • Review of the policies, procedures, and processes around engaging MSPs
  • Review of supplier contracts and relevant Statement of Work (SoW)
  • Review of the working practices between your business and the supplier, as well as understanding the role of contractors within this
  • A custom report covering each supplier reviewed, including comments on both contract and working practice reviews
  • Our expert opinion whether a supplier is a genuine Managed Service Provider or whether they are, instead, a labour provider
  • Improvements to solidify that a supplier’s provision is as a genuine outsourced service
  • If it is not practically possible to cement a genuine service provision, Qdos can assist you and the supplier in making individual status determinations of the workers
  • Re-review of any changes implemented subject to the initial review findings

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

QDOS COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROVIDING YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO MANAGE IR35 CHANGES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Ensure Complete Compliance

with a review of your outsourced services.

Demonstrate Due Diligence

with a detailed report of findings.

Establish Responsibilities

by preparing all parties for IR35 reform.

Identify Managed Service Providers

with a definitive answer if you are engaging with a genuine MSP.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

QDOS COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROVIDING YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO MANAGE IR35 CHANGES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
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Working with Qdos and their IR35 status review tool has had two great advantages over standard agency contact with clients. Firstly it has really helped develop a deeper more consultative relationship (including clients established over 15 years!) and secondly it has given clients the confidence to act pragmatically when looking at the IR35 roll out to the private sector.

It’s great to be able to engage in this way with clients whilst at the same time talk to contractors confidently about their IR35 status moving forward. It is a tool I would thoroughly recommend using when engaging with any of your clients.

Richard Adamthwaite

Sales Director

RequiredIT

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We are confident in our approach to IR35 both pre and post reform. We believe that our processes are robust, fair and transparent. We are clear on key milestones, such as re-engagement of our contractor workforce and with suppliers and do not envisage any issues when the legislative reforms come into force.

Qdos has provided and continues to provide us with an end-to-end service that helps us meet our IR35 legislative obligations. The toolkit and knowledge Qdos delivers enables us to manage our contractor workforce in an effective and efficient manner.

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Carol Norrie

SCM Category Manager

Ithaca Energy

THE SUPPORT YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

QDOS COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROVIDING YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO MANAGE IR35 CHANGES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Here at Qdos, we have been supporting 90,000+ contractors for well over two decades. When it comes to IR35, you can trust us and our process. We have, after all, spent over two decades fine-tuning our skills.

The most important thing we can provide to you is our expert team. Through them, we can ensure that you are not alone during any part of the process of implementing your IR35 reform strategy. We also offer a range of bespoke training packages to suit the requirements of your business. Ensuring confidence in the knowledge of your employees.

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