Entries by James Fairless

Social Housing Compliance Forum round-up – 24th January 2018

Consortium Procurement’s Social Housing Compliance Forum continues to go from strength to strength with the most recent meeting drawing an attendance of around 40 of the region’s repairs and maintenance managers. The group was established to provide a forum to discuss the policy, procedures, and compliance issues affecting subjects such as asbestos, legionella, gas and […]

Allpay Direct Debit Issue – 8th December 2017

We are aware that some of our members have been affected by a double direct debit payment issue today, 8th December 2017. We are working with allpay to address the issue as a matter of urgency. If you have any queries please contact Louise Chase, Head of Procurement louise.chase@consortiumprocurement.org.uk.

Top 11 Benefits to using our Tenants’ Contents Insurance framework

Due to the success of previous frameworks, we launched our newest Tenants’ Contents Insurance framework in April this year with the insurance broker Marsh Ltd. and appointed supply partner RSA Group. Here are the top 11 benefits this fantastic scheme brings to our members: Our TCI framework is the only OJEU compliant insurance scheme in […]

We are advertising for an Insurance Broker

We are seeking an Insurance Broker to work with our procurement team on a consultancy basis to establish The Commercial Property and Liability Insurance framework. This new framework will be aiming to provide an all-encompassing best in class insurance policy for our members that will allow them to have broad insurance cover that is affordable […]

allpay VAT update – legal advice

Following our previous updates regarding contracts under our Electronic Payments Services framework, our legal advisors have reviewed the member supply agreement in detail and advised that the key clause to review is 8.1. This states that unless otherwise agreed in writing, the prices quoted are “exclusive of value added tax (if any)” therefore, having also […]

Are your properties gas-ready for the winter?

With winter knocking on our doors, it’s vital for public organisations who own or manage properties,  to have their gas appliances serviced and safety checked to prepare them for the cold months. Winter weather highlights how much we rely on gas to keep us warm, cook our meals and provide hot water. We realise the pressure landlords face […]

Next Procurement Reference Panel meetings in the Midlands and in the North 2018 & LinkedIn Groups

Consortium Procurement has facilitated a series of Procurement Reference Panel meetings over the last seven years. This informal network provides a quarterly forum for procurement professionals from our membership to meet, help shape our framework development plan; share best practice, discuss current and emerging procurement issues, and explore opportunities for collaboration. The next meeting in […]

Events where you can find us this autumn

We have some exciting conferences and exhibitions in our plan for this autumn. Our team of experienced procurement professionals are always eager to meet with you to understand more about your procurement needs. We will be at The International Technology Enabled Care Conference on the 16-17th October taking place at the ICC, Birmingham, to talk […]

Social Housing Compliance Forum

We are pleased to announce that the North East Maintenance Forum and the Gas Safety Forum have merged to create the Social Housing Compliance Forum, which has also opened up to members outside of the North East. The Social Housing Compliance Forum allows members to discuss a number of topics, all focused on the practical […]

allpay ltd. VAT update – legal advice

Following our previous update regarding the current ruling by HMRC to reclassify the services offered by allpay under our Electronic Payment Services framework, we have sought legal advice as this is an extremely concerning situation for our members. The initial advice received is that the “end user” is required to pay the VAT on eligible […]