Re:allies responds to customer challenges
National social housing procurement consortium, Re:allies, has developed a new Waste Management Framework in response to increasing legislative and management challenges faced by its users.
Lasting four years, generating an anticipated turnover of £14m, the initiative will be available to contractors, suppliers and manufacturers across Re:allies’ supply chain, as well as those working with its member consortiums Procure Plus and Efficiency North.
Providing a complete solution, competitive pricing, market leading reporting and favourable contract terms; the framework will be administered through four approved waste management companies: Acumen Waste Services Ltd; GPT Waste Management Limited; Neales Waste Management Limited and Reconomy (UK) Ltd.
By purchasing waste management services collectively via a third party, all parties will benefit from improved relationships across the supply chain, a flexible approach in line with changing legislation, as well as services that could reduce waste provision costs further by generating efficiencies which in turn will be redistributed for local regeneration.
The new framework will be split into seven lots across the North West, West Midlands, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humberside, servicing both office and construction waste collection.
Joe Keating, environmental and energy manager at Stockport Homes – a Procure Plus member – explains: “In a time where budget cuts are affecting landlords and organisations from which they contract goods and services, companies are seeking ways to reduce their expenditure, with contractors typically spending between five and ten per cent of their turnover on waste disposal, a need to reduce the waste bill has never been more pressing.”
Judy Ashcroft, business initiative manager for Re:allies, added: “A perfect storm of increased red tape, service volatility and cross regional variation in costs has resulted in the need for a new approach to waste management.
“The benefits available across our entire suite of frameworks will be multiplied significantly for those who adopt this waste management system which will improve the provision of cost effective services to one another and drive efficiencies that free up resource and improve community engagement.”