On Thursday 25th February 2016, Sandwell Council in conjunction with Carillion’s category managers and MMH procurement team are facilitating a valuable Procurement workshop themed around the formation of a cluster group of suppliers to compete and bid for the £2.4m balustrade work packages aligned to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH).

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As part of a small group, you’ll gain essential knowledge about the formation of a Sandwell cluster group and learn about becoming more cost competitive, improving your purchasing efficiency and buying skills. You’ll also get the unique chance to spend valuable time with members of Carillion’s MMH buying team plus a group of the UK’s leading procurement experts. There’ll also be plenty of networking time with like-minded businesses. You can read more about our cluster group plans on this link: http://westmidlandsvirtualhospital.co.uk/media/features/procure-wmvh/


When: Thursday 25 February 2016,
Time: 09:30am to 16:00, a complimentary buffet lunch will be served at 12:30.
Where: Carillion BIM Technologies & Skills Development Suite, Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3LX
Who should attend: Ideal for Business Owners, Business Development and Procurement professionals / Contract decision-makers within your business looking for client and MMH project direction
Parking: FREE car parking is available at the rear of the venue.CIPS-Logo-596x270
How to Book: – It’s FREE to attend, (free places are limited to one per company) you’ll need to book in advance by e-mailing stephen_massey@sandwell.gov.uk

Format & Agenda
09:30 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
09:45 Introduction & overview of the cluster group – Steve Massey, Sandwell Council

09:55 Balustrading Works Package – Ajay Sharma, Senior Buyer – Carillion
Ajay will brief the workshop and provide an overview of the 13 different types of balustrade packages, talk about supply chain expectations, run through the procurement / bid timelines, suppliers performance outputs and delivery programme

10:15 BIM (building Information modelling) requirements for the Balustrade Works package – Mark Williams – Sandwell Council’s BIM Consultant
Carillion will use the MMH as an exemplar BIM (Building Information Modelling) project to collaborate with the supply chain for electronic storage and digital data exchange.
Mark will talk about BIM skills and capabilities needed to create and convert your components / products into BIM objects, he’ll explain the design and digital engineering expertise that is available to the cluster group and the support that is on-hand to pull together the data rich (Cobie) information needed for the materials, components and products supplied through the cluster group supply chain.

10:30 – Procurement Efficiency Workshop – Professor Mark Day, Ray Newell, Mark Piercy
As part of a small group, you’ll gain essential knowledge about the method and formation of a Sandwell cluster group approach for the MMH Balustrading packages – circa £2.4m package.
CIP’s consultants will overview the bid and work with the cluster group’s representatives throughout the tender process looking at cost competitiveness, purchasing efficiency, buying skills and areas of possible aggregation for common (direct & indirect) procured materials (such as steel, steel processing, fabricators, glass processors, tool-makers, fasteners & fixings, metal finishings, powder coatings, engineering tools, consumables, packaging, transport, logistics and so on) in order to standardise materials, value engineer and match them to a local framework of suppliers, the consultants will identify the cluster group’s potential cost savings to contribute towards a competitive bid.
You can read more about our cluster group plans on this link>http://westmidlandsvirtualhospital.co.uk/media/features/procure-wmvh/

11:00 – Refreshments & Networking
11:10 – Procurement Efficiency Workshop continues – Ray Newell

12:30 – Complimentary Buffet Lunch, Refreshments & Networking

13:15 – Procurement Efficiency Workshop continues – Mark Piercy
14:30 – Refreshments & Networking
14:40 – Procurement Efficiency Workshop continues – Professor Mark Day, Ray Newell, Mark Piercy
15:45 – Cluster Group Summary – Ajay Sharma, Senior Buyer – Carillion
16:00 – Event Close

How to Book: – It’s FREE to attend, (free places are limited to one per company) you’ll need to book in advance by e-mailing stephen_massey@sandwell.gov.uk