Scottish Procurement Alliance

Scottish Procurement Alliance

The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) is a proven approach for procurement in Scotland, created for organisations that buy products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings. Appointed to their new Energy Efficiency Consultancy Services framework, we are now able to offer Energy Management and Certification, Project Management and Specification and Asset Management services through this OJEU compliant framework.

Core Consultancy Services

GEP Environmental have been appointed to the N8C Framework, the services available include:

Building Energy Management:

  • Building Energy Policy & Strategy Development
  • Energy Surveys and Audits
  • Monitoring and Targeting
  • Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA)
  • Chartered Surveyors Reports
  • Domestic and non-domestic BREEAM Assessments (for existing buildings)
  • Funding and Finance

Building Energy Certificates:

  • Display Energy Certificates (DEC) and Advisory Report (AR)
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Domestic
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Non-Domestic

Project Management:

  • Project Manager
  • Clerk of Works
  • Health & Safety
  • Principle Design duties
  • Health & Safety Advisors

Asset Management, Project Specification:

  • Energy Stock Condition Surveys and Reports
  • Product Specification and Procurement
  • Quantity Surveyors

Geography

The SPA framework is national, and GEP Environmental can offer our services nationally, with deliver of projects headed from our Edinburgh office.

Benefits

As well as providing compliance, quality and best value to members, SPA frameworks support a streamlined process from the award of a contract (call-off) to completion of a project.

Confirmed competitive market prices: prices in place at call-off stage maintaining best value as established in evaluation stages

Quick project starts: enabled by pre tendered procurement that reduces the cost and time input by public sector organisations and speeds up their access to approved framework suppliers

Instant access to project data: we will provide continuous access to information throughout the procurement process through the dedicated members only SPA on-line portal

High quality standards: quality maintained throughout the project through monitoring in accordance with ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Delivery periods guaranteed: ensure services and works are delivered to meet work schedules

Quick and efficient procurement: speedy access to SPA framework suppliers and the options of a mini-competition or direct award to enable the final selection of a supplier(s) for a project

Service levels guaranteed: from inquiry to supply providing peace of mind that services and works will be conducted effectively

Advice on design and regulatory compliance: our members receive guidance on interpretation and conformity to all statutory regulations and planning requirements

Background

The SPA is backed by LHC, one of the leading and most respected procurement organisations in the UK. The SPA results from discussions with LHC members in Scotland who saw the huge potential of having a centre of excellence for procurement – focused on construction and refurbishment – which exclusively addresses Scottish needs, standards and aspirations.

For more information, you can visit the Scottish Procurement Alliance website directly here.

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