GO Awards 2010

Shortlisted in GO EXCELLENCE Public Procurement Awards In Public Sector Consortia

Efficiency North Housing Consortium was shortlisted as a finalist for the GO Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award, ‘Public Sector Consortia’ category.

The awards were presented at National Public Procurement Practitioners Day (N3PD), held at the Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London on 15 June 2010.

The GO Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award recognises the vital role that collaboration plays and showcases the very best examples of this practice from across the entire public sector.

The team entered the GO awards highlighting the collaborative approach to best practice and procurement efficiencies taken when developing the Re:allies materials framework. This framework was procured in conjunction with Procure Plus and North East Procurement for the benefit of the wider membership.

Although the Decent Homes programme is now coming towards its latter stages, the need for collaboration is as strong as ever.  Efficiency North have harnessed the power of collaboration for the benefit of members and their supply chains, resulting in improved value and better outcomes.

  • Less fragmented, and more engaged supply chains
  • A stronger, more capable and better informed client working in a united way to shift the industry forward and push back traditional boundaries
  • Reduced silo working, duplication & re-invention
  • Peer challenge and sharing of knowledge to drive change
  • Creation and use of effective management tools and information
  • Delivery of cashable savings for programme re-investment
  • The creation of  Re:allies, the strategic collaboration of housing consortia representing Efficiency North, Procure Plus, and North East Procurement, all meeting the needs of their various clients – primarily social housing landlords

Mick Werritt, Chair of Efficiency North commented; “This is a groundbreaking achievement and brings together, in one group, unmatched experience of building, regenerating and managing sustainable homes and environments, complemented by specialist organisations which are wholly focused on providing quality services that make a difference.”

Re:allies has offered a significant opportunity for social housing consortia to share best practice, undertake joint sourcing, promote schemes designed to improve local employment and reduce negative environmental impact. Jointly, the members of Re:allies are responsible for the repair and upkeep of over 800,000 properties across the North of England and have a remit to reinvest volume cost savings directly into local businesses, jobs and skills.

Efficiency North’s Project Manager Carl Bairstow commented; “To be shortlisted for this award follows closely with Efficiency North’s success at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards in September and the high commendation at the Constructing Excellence National Awards.”

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Written by Lorna Hadley