Procurement Strategy consultation - Outcomes

Closeddate_range4 Nov, 2020, 9:00am - 30 Nov, 2020, 5:00pm

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The consultation

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Procurement Strategy Consultation.

 

Your views and suggestions

Views and suggestions

The below summarises the feedback. You can see individual customer comments by clicking on the responses in the consultation.

General Procurement

Comments included the need to keep customers informed when repairs are delayed by the need for materials.

Local Suppliers

There was support for the use of local suppliers where possible, providing value for money was still achieved.

Cost Versus Quality

Quality is an important factor in both materials and service. 

Environmental Impact

You agreed with our environmental aims and said that we should be a leader in this.

Other

Communication is very important and we don't always get this right.

 

Outcomes

We will now use this feedback to help finalise the Procurement Strategy and our measures of success and publish this on our website. Measures will include use of local suppliers and branches to support local employment.

Since the consultation, Connexus has invited contractors to provide a formal offer to do work for Connexus, and confirmation of the price that their company will charge. Based on feedback, we have encouraged local firms to put forward offers to carry out work, as this was important to you.

Some customers have been involved in the process of scoring the contractors against a criteria for customer service, in order to decide which contractors to appoint to our contractors framework. 

We continue to seek feedback on when communication breaks down, so that we can learn when things go wrong and make improvements. 

Questions

General procurement
Local suppliers
Balance between cost and quality
Environmental impact
Other