I’m writing this open letter to you, as I’m seriously concerned about the clear lack of coordinated thinking and resistance to action across procurement teams within the public sector. [Read more…]
MADE Festival in SheffieldWe are running a masterclass at the MADE festival in Sheffield. The event is taking place on Thursday 20th September from 12 – 2pm
It’s to be held in the Boardroom at Creative Sheffield..
Meet the Buyer Event – The clock is ticking with just 5 weeks to the Meet the Buyer and Enterprise Event. With 26 exhibitors confirmed to date, and 5 masterclasses running, we have designed the day to ensure that you get the most from your attendance.
You may think that 178 Questions seems like a random title for a blog, BUT that is the number of questions which were posed in a current Q&A portal for a Government led procurement exercise. Yes really 178… all contained within a multicoloured excel spreadsheet which had 11 columns and looked crazy both in colour, but also when you have an online portal isn’t the point to keep everything online (not separate in an excel spreadsheet?) [Read more…]
Meet the buyer eventReserve your place for this highly successful platform for showcasing your products to a captive audience. Many companies including CombiSave, Dyer and LowE have all had success at previous events and are now supplying housing providers with their products.Use the unique Energy House facility at the University of Salford to showcase your product in its natural environment.
The new dates for intensive course have been announced for CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) Training. The CIPS Courses for intensive training are running on the following dates:
Level 4 CIPS – w/c 8th October 2012
Level 5 CIPS – w/c 15th October 2012
Level 6 CIPS – w/c 22nd October 2012
All of the intensive courses are over 4 days and include a full mock examination which is marked and formal feedback is given to each delegate. This has been proven to improve your results. So don’t delay book your CIPS Training with Ocurem today.
You can email us your details via clicking this link, calling our Head Office on 01302 852550
We are looking forward to the training, and numbers are strictly limited so don’t delay.
Wates is holding a Meet the Buyer event next month for subcontractors looking for work on its Excellent Homes for Life housing project for Kirklees Council.
Wates wants to meet local firms to offer the the chance of becoming part of its project to build 466 new Council homes for rent across the district.
A range of different trades will be required including those specialising in metal work, tiling and scaffolding.
The event will take place at the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield on Tuesday September 11.
Ahead of the event, interested firms need to complete and return an expression of interest form by this Friday (17th Aug) which can be found here
Wates Living Space started the Excellent Homes for Life project at the start of the year and work is now underway on a number of the 27 sites across the district.
Wates is part of a consortium, alongside Regenter and Pinnacle PSG, contracted by Kirklees Council to design, build, manage and maintain the properties for new and existing council tenants.
Joanne Jamieson, Regional Managing Director for Wates Living Space said: “From the outset it has been our aim to utilise our presence on this project to truly benefit local trades and the local workforce.
“We are holding this event to therefore specifically target local businesses across Kirklees and integrate them into our supply chain. This will allow us to identify strengths in the market and deliver quality homes for Kirklees tenants.”
In the weeks following the event, SMEs will also have the chance to seek guidance from Wates’ Supply Chain Manager on contractor supply chains and gather advice on how to secure work for other projects for contractors across the district.
Cllr Peter McBride, Lead Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Kirklees Council, said: “Not only is Excellent Homes for Life delivering much needed housing in Kirklees, it is also providing opportunities for local businesses and our residents who work for them.
“I hope that businesses take this opportunity to benefit and play a part in delivering such a huge project for the district.”
Please note this event is not being run or managed by Ocurem and Ocurem are not responsible for this event.
Bradford meet the buyer eventCity of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has published an article on their website with interesting feedback from their Meet the Buyer Event held 15th June at Bradford City Football Club.