New Waste Management Framework Created For Social Housing Sector
Published by ProcurePlus for Procure Plus in Housing and also in Environment
Waste management professionals are being invited to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event to find out about a new waste management framework for social housing. The event, which is taking place on Tuesday 16th July in Haydock, Merseyside, is being run by North West procurement consortium, Procure Plus, and will allow visitors to discover how they can offer services through the framework.
The waste management framework is split into three lots. The first covers office and admin waste such as paper, bottles and toner, while the second will deal with the large volume of waste generated from planned maintenance such as kitchen and bathroom replacements and on-going repairs of social housing stock. Finally, lot three is being set up for neighbourhood waste, for example, where a skip is provided to residents by a landlord looking to run an area clean up initiative to improve a community space. This final lot, which could be used for facilitating house clearances, waste exchanges and community recycling, represents an opportunity for third sector organisations and social enterprises, as well as waste management companies.
Clare Tetlow, senior procurement manager at Procure Plus, commented: “Procure Plus is a longstanding provider of construction procurement services for social housing, so the creation of the waste management framework is a natural step. The framework has been designed to offer social housing landlords a cost effective means of dealing with their waste management requirements, but will also provide opportunities to assist contractors who participate in our repairs and maintenance and voids frameworks with their waste needs. It’s a great way to join the construction and waste elements of a project together.
“The framework is also designed to encourage both physical regeneration of neighbourhoods and offer training for local residents. With this in mind we’re looking for suppliers who can help drive community engagement and help train tenants to assist with clean up initiatives, so they can encourage fellow residents and maximise recycling efforts.”
To register for the event please visit: http://bit.ly/1aMJR6y
For further information, and to view the PIN, please visit: www.procure-plus.com