West Lancashire Borough Council gets value for money with Valueworks
Published by Kerry Bates for Valueworks Ltd in Housing
Phil Holland is pleased with the results achieved, working with Valueworks
West Lancashire Borough Council is transforming its social housing stock with the help of Valueworks.
As part of a new £65million investment programme, West Lancashire Borough Council plans to install 3,788 new kitchens and 4,864 bathrooms in houses across the borough.
The Council chose Valueworks to ensure it gets the most value for money from its supply chain, sustains all the initial and ongoing savings – and improves the everyday lives of its tenants.
Phil Holland, West Lancashire Borough Council’s Property Services Manager, said:
“We were looking for a cost effective way to run the programme and Valueworks are giving us the route to a good supply chain, so we can be sure that the money will go as far as possible.
Delivering our commitments to tenants is so important and we recognise the role Valueworks plays in ensuring that the pricing we secure through the tender process will be applied to every home.
The information captured at a property level allows us to continually assess and monitor performance – critical for keeping a programme of this scale on track.’’
The council also invited tenants to a ‘Tenants Choice’ open day at Valueworks, where they were able to give their views and look over sample materials.
Elizabeth Sipiere, Chief Executive Officer at Valueworks, adds: "It has been a real pleasure to work with West Lancashire Borough Council on such a major program. We have been keen to support their expertise with Valueworks' commercial skills in the delivery of the program and the expertise of the Valueworks eMarketplace service and software model to ensure governance of all works done at the actual transaction level - whether it be a bath, a kitchen, or a kitchen top - are all aligned with the tenant requests.”