March 2015

Eunomia Wins Welsh National Procurement Award

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Eunomia and Pembrokeshire County Council are winners of the prestigious Collaboration Award at the 2015 Welsh National Procurement Awards.

The ceremony on 20th March 2015 took place at Cardiff City Hall and was sponsored and supported by Minister Jane Hutt AM and her officials at Value Wales.

Eunomia’s winning nomination is in conjunction with Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Councils, and recognises the innovative work they have done together to set up a residual waste framework agreement. Each council expects to save in excess of £350,000 annually while achieving significant environmental and social benefits.

The awards recognise and reward excellence in public sector procurement tendering practise that have benefited Wales and its citizens, while the Procurement Collaboration Award focuses on collaborative and team-based approaches to the delivery of a public opportunity.

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Five nominees were shortlisted in the collaboration category and Eunomia and the Pembrokeshire team were competing against large public sector organisations including NHS Wales. Eunomia and the Pembrokeshire team were thrilled to have won a significant award against such stiff competition.

The award judges commented that the project was:

innovative, ground breaking public sector procurement… [which] will deliver huge social and environmental benefits as part of this exciting collaboration.

This is a true partnership project with Eunomia adopting an innovative gain share solution which helps to ensure that all parties’ interests are aligned and avoids the councils having to pay upfront consultancy costs. The new model is also being applied to the benefit of other Welsh local authorities and the sustainability agenda across Wales.

Eunomia Senior Procurement Specialist Rebecca Pearson said:

Best practice procurement should be at the vanguard of local authorities’ responses to financial pressures. This procurement project is genuinely ground–breaking, and the use of a gain/share is a commercially savvy way for budget conscious authorities to commission consultancy.

Authorities interested in similar projects can commission Eunomia through the Crown Commercial Service Environmental and Sustainability Advice Support and Delivery Services Framework RM830.