July 2015

Eunomia Shortlisted for CIPS Awards

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Eunomia Research & Consulting has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s prestigious Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) awards.

The nominations are a result of the innovative residual waste treatment framework that Eunomia spearheaded with Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Councils. This work has secured Eunomia a place in the running for the Best Procurement Consultancy of the Year and Best Supplier Relationship Management categories.

Conscious of the financial and performance pressures local authorities face, the concept of the residual waste framework was developed by Eunomia, and then delivered collaboratively with the councils. The shared vision for the framework across all three partners was to save local authorities’ money, improve services and increasing recycling rates.In order to reduce risk and cost for the authorities Eunomia’s payment for work was based on a gain-share mechanism associated with their savings, which proved very successful in fostering the spirit of true collaboration and mutual trust.

Having awarded places on the framework to seven suppliers in December 2014 Pembrokeshire CC now acts as the central purchasing body for the framework which is open to all Welsh authorities. The arrangement provides councils with the opportunity to quickly and simply procure their waste disposal services.

The residual waste framework is a first of its kind – something Eunomia is extremely proud of. Now fully under way, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Council’s residual waste is being treated under the first contract with Potters Waste Management, saving each council in excess of £350,000 each year whilst also creating local jobs and increasing recycling rates. The CIPS awards provide professional recognition for the innovation, collaboration and hard work that was demonstrated over the lifetime of the project.

We look forward to the big night on 9th September…