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ESPO Corporate Update Spring 2017: Consultancy, HR, Vehicle Charging, and more

ESPO Corporate Update Spring 2017: Consultancy, HR, Vehicle Charging, and more

The latest edition of our free magazine is packed full of information about procurement, frameworks and industry developments; read on to find out news relevant to central and local government. This issue’s articles include:
 

Sheena Kocherhans, Category Manager, talks about handling our biggest procurement process to date on our new Consultancy Services framework (664).

With consultancy services available in just about every sector possible, many organisations often have difficulty in finding a good supplier in such a diluted market. To help simplify the process and reduce the complexity of the consultancy services market, ESPO has undertaken its biggest procurement process to date, to deliver its Consultancy Services framework (664). The framework includes 10 lots, covering 27 services from over 130 suppliers.

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Gas prices are secured below the current market price until March 2018 for ESPO customers

Despite a substantial rise in wholesale energy commodity prices and a fall in the value of Sterling following the result of the EU referendum, ESPO’s traders have managed to secure our customer gas requirements at the same commodity price as last year.

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Vehicle charging framework can support the increase of plug-in vehicles

At ESPO, we recognise that public sector organisations may require support in offering charging solutions for low emission plug-in vehicles, therefore we are launching a Vehicle Charging Infrastructure framework (636) this summer that will cover all standard charger types and allow customers access to a wide range of suppliers and up to date technology.

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Are you on top of the implications of IR35 regulations and the apprenticeship levy?

We recognise the difficulties in understanding new regulations surrounding recruitment; therefore we have been working closely with our suppliers to help support our customers through any changes.

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Find out about our new Customer Relationship Manager, Rachel Neve

Having worked for Hopwells Frozen Foods for seventeen years, Rachel has gained extensive knowledge of the education market working alongside many local authorities, various Professional Buying Organisations, the Soil Association and LACA.

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