Introducing WMVH Growth Spark
Embracing new smart technologies, Sandwell Council and supply chain experts Growth Spark have developed a PC, mobile and tablet-friendly app to help the region’s supply chain get fit and ready to supply major procurement projects such as the MMH (Midland Metropolitan Hospital).
What is WMVH Growth Spark?
In a nutshell, WMVH Growth Spark is a self-assessment app (integrated into the West Midlands Virtual Hospital) which asks you to answer a set of quick diagnostic questions about your business. The question set is based on Carillion’s pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ): Carillion is the preferred bidder for the MMH project and the PQQ is what they need suppliers to pass before working for them.
When you complete the question set, the app will score and summarise your answers, offering support from the WMVH Growth Speak team – including half-day training sessions – to address any areas of weakness.
Meanwhile, by gathering information about your business performance, capacity, supply capabilities, delivery performance, quality management systems, environmental credentials and much more, you’ll be able to create a first-class business improvement plan and position your business perfectly for winning work aligned to the MMH and other major projects.
WMVH Growth Spark is suitable for firms of all sizes who operate in every tier of the built environment supply chain (including clients, main contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and health sector support services).
What happens after I’ve completed the questions and taken part in the training?
Your self-assessment will be reviewed by a member of the WMVH Growth Spark team. Once you meet all the criteria and address any gaps in your business improvement plan, your profile will be issued with a Growth Spark kite-mark and your business showcased on the West Midlands Virtual Hospital online directory as a competent, continually improving and performance-driven supplier.
Potential clients (both public and private sector buyers and category managers) can browse the WMVH supply directory and see instantly that you are a suitable prospective supplier. It reduces the risk for them in using you for the first time and helps them make an informed buying decision. This is valuable for everyone.