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Read our article in the new edition of Inside Housing

What could the future of housing look like?

In response to the government placing increasing emphasis on Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as a solution to increasing development at pace, Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive at the NHC, and Clive Feeney, Director at LHC, spoke to Inside Housing about what registered providers need to consider if they are looking at building homes with MMC. The article within Inside Housing delves into the topic of MMC and what and how our new CPC brand will help to address these procurement issues with the frameworks.

To read the full article click here.

You may well have seen our recent social media and news posts highlighting the presence of our new brand, Consortium Procurement Construction. The CPC frameworks support procurement of works, products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings. CPC is our partnership brand with LHC and is designed to offer each organisation’s current and potential new members an unrivalled range of procurement solutions.

For the full list of CPC frameworks, click here.

Consortium Procurement Surgeries for Electronic Payment Services

We want to speak to members who are you currently working with us on the Electronic Payment Services Framework or who have an interest in electronic payment services in general. We are hoping to undertake a series of surgeries throughout June to find out our members’ views on the current electronic payment services agreement, the challenges, what they would like to see going forward and their requirements in general.

We are planning to hold four surgeries in the North East, Yorkshire and Scotland, the North West and North Wales, the Midlands and the South and South Wales. The events will offer attendees the opportunities to talk with our Head of Procurement, Louise Chase and Procurement and Contracts Officer, Drew Frame about any issues they are experiencing and any feedback they have. The responses will then be taken forward to help improve the framework for members.

If your organisation is interested in attending one of the above events further details can be found here https://www.northern-consortium.org.uk/event/eps-surgeries/ or please get in touch with Drew Frame at drew.frame@consortiumprocurement.og.uk or calling by 01915661035.

procurement reference panel meetings

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 the Midlands will be held on Monday 22nd January 2018 at Midland Heart  Ltd. offices, Bath Row, Birmingham 1 pm until 4 pm, refreshments available from 12:45.

The Northern Procurement Reference Panel meeting is to be held at Stockport Homes offices, Cornerstone; 2 Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3NQ on Tuesday 30th January from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. – refreshments will be available from 10:45 am.

There is no obligation to attend regularly and we contact the group in advance for agenda items to ensure the sessions are focused and topical each time.

We would like to remind you that this is an open group for all to attend and if you no longer want to take part or there is another person within your organisation who you believe it would be more suited to, please let us know and we will contact them.

The procurement reference panel meetings are proving to be quite popular and successful within our membership. In order to be able to share useful information, our findings and interesting pieces of content with our members, we have set up dedicated LinkedIn Groups called Consortium Procurement Midlands Procurement Reference Panel and Consortium Procurement Northern Procurement Reference Panel, which members are more than welcome to join.

For more information, please contact Nicola Benson on 0191 566 1033 or by email at nicola.benson@consortiumprocurement.org.uk

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