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13th November 2017 - The Cirrus Consortium's latest framework is now available: Kitchen Materials Supply

We are pleased to announce that the new Cirrus Consortium Kitchen Materials Supply Framework is now live and available for use by all contracting authorities across England, Wales and Scotland.

The tender process concluded in October 2017 and the framework will be available for 4 years until October 2021.

8 leading kitchen suppliers and manufacturers are available to use under the framework.

For further information, or to register to use the framework, please click here.

26th October 2017 - FSB Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards 2017 Finalist

Link to FSB Merseyside Awards Shortlist 2017

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards 2017.

In recognition of our flexible working practices, investment in employee development and provision of cost beneficial quality services, Cirrus Purchasing is a finalist in the category of Micro Business of the Year.

We look forward to attending the award ceremony on Thursday 7th December 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool to celebrate the success of small and medium-sized organisations based in the North West.

For further details of our awards, achievements and testimonials from our clients, please visit our Testimonials page.

16th October 2017 - New Value for Money standard is proposed

Social Housing regulator, The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), is proposing a revised Value for Money (VFM) standard and a supporting code of practice to take effect in April 2018.

Julian Ashby, chair of the HCA regulation committee, has said the proposal:

“Strengthens requirements for board accountability and enhances transparency through a focused, outcome-based approach to measuring and reporting value for money gains.”

The current VFM reporting requirement, a narrative self-assessment, would be replaced by the introduction of sector-wide metrics that all private registered providers would report their performance against. In addition to this, providers would be expected to define and report on their own targets to reflect their organisational needs.

A consultation has been launched, providing an opportunity for individuals to express their views on the development of the proposed standard. The consultation is open until 20th December 2017 and is available here.

29th August 2017 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Cirrus speaking on recent factors affecting procurement

The introduction of new Government policies, procurement case law setting precedence and ongoing Brexit negotiations all influence public sector procurement. Cirrus is delivering an informative seminar session to discuss these factors at the forthcoming Direct Works Forum meeting in Coventry on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

"The Direct Works Forum is now firmly established as the representative body for Housing Associations, Local Authorities and RSLs employing their own trades staff to undertake repairs and maintenance. With over 100 members managing over 1,300,000 properties, the Forum represents the ideal vehicle for maintenance professionals to meet, network and share experience and innovation." (directworksforum.co.uk).

Our seminar session provides a great opportunity to explore the impact the recent changes have on procurement and we would be delighted if Forum members joined us to discuss how to respond effectively to maximise best practice procurement exercises.

If you are attending the event and would like to meet with Cirrus, please contact Claire Paton (07828 143935).

Further information about the Forum is available here.

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2nd August 2017 - New Cirrus Consortium Kitchen Manufacturer Supply Framework: Now open to tender

We are excited to announce that the Cirrus Consortium is to establish a new Kitchen Manufacturer Supply Framework in October 2017.

This framework, designed to expand upon the continued success of the Cirrus Consortium Materials Framework, will cover the full range of kitchen materials and associated services that may be required for planned investment programmes, void replacement kitchen installations, new build properties, and kitchen repairs and maintenance.

The tender for the framework has now been published and is available for completion. This is a great opportunity for kitchen manufacturers and suppliers to bid for a place on this multiple supplier framework, which will be available for use by all contracting authorities within England, Scotland and Wales.

Kitchen manufacturers and suppliers who are interested in submitting a bid, please click here to register your interest. The deadline for tender submissions is 12 noon, 4th September 2017.

Contracting authorities seeking further information about the Cirrus Consortium and its frameworks, please contact a member of the Cirrus consultancy team or visit our Frameworks page.

Claire Paton Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cpaton@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

Mike Barnett Tel: 07572 108320 or email: mbarnett@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

12th July 2017 - Wirral Business Awards 2017 Finalist

We are delighted to be a finalist in the prestigious Wirral Business Awards 2017 in the category of People Development.

Wirral Business Awards Finalist 2017

"Wirral Business Awards is a flagship competition, now recognised as one of North West's largest and most prestigious business events. It is a celebration of best business practice, entrepreneurship by recognising and rewarding excellence across all sectors and the positive impact businesses make on the local, national and international economy." (wirralbusinessawards.com)

An SME based in the Wirral but working throughout the UK, Cirrus have been shortlisted alongside multinational companies AF Global and Unilever. This is an acknowledgement of our innovative approach to staff development and training.

We look forward to the awards ceremony on 22nd September 2017 at Thornton Manor, Cheshire.

For further details of our awards, achievements and testimonials from our clients, please visit our Testimonials page.

31st May 2017 - Cirrus Purchasing carbon negative for 2017

Following our annual company-wide carbon production audit through carbonfootprint.com, Cirrus is proud to announce that we have not only offset the impact to a carbon neutral position but we have chosen to continue offsetting beyond our calculated carbon emissions. We are therefore a carbon negative company for the seventh consecutive year.

Offsetting Certificate 2017.


Our verified carbon offset project is a tree planting programme in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where planted trees not only help offset carbon dioxide, but help alleviate poverty through providing employment opportunities as well as providing wildlife habitats to support a sustainable local ecosystem. More information about the programme can be found here.

In addition to offsetting the carbon we produce, Cirrus is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its business activities. We achieve this by:

7th April 2017 - Why the decommissioning of nuclear facilities is relevant to all contracting authorities

A judge has found that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) had breached its obligations under public sector procurement law when awarding a £6.1 billion nuclear decommissioning contract in 2014. Following this landmark High Court ruling, the Government will pay compensation totalling almost £100 million to two US firms.

The case underlines the major implications a successful procurement challenge can have for a contracting authority and demonstrates the importance of ensuring the rules outlined in the Public Contract Regulations are followed.

It was found that the NDA had “fudged” the tender procedure, wrongly deciding the outcome by changing a scoring mechanism at a late stage, in addition to inconsistently evaluating tender submissions.

The ruling highlights the crucial importance of defining suitable evaluation criteria at the start of the procurement process and ensuring the criteria is followed when scoring tender submissions. Furthermore, this judgement follows in the footsteps of a number of recent cases that highlight the importance of a clear audit trail. It seems the NDA intentionally minimised the records kept due to concerns that they would cause an issue in a potential legal challenge. The judge, Mr Justice Fraser, concluded ‘the more comprehensive and robust the record of the SMEs [Subject Matter Experts] evaluation, the stronger the NDA would have been in terms of any challenge, assuming the evaluation was done correctly. Thus, ironically, in my judgment the NDA's approach to note-taking ran counter to its objective.’

Such a high profile case will bring the rules governing tender evaluation to the attention of suppliers who bid on public sector contracts. This additional awareness of the tender evaluation rules may increase the number of suppliers who challenge the outcome of tender processes where they feel they have been treated unfairly.

With core expertise in the EU Public Procurement Directive and associated Public Contracts Regulations, we have delivered over £5 billion of EU compliant tenders across a range of categories. If you require any advice or support on public sector procurement, please contact us:

Claire Paton Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cpaton@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

Mike Barnett Tel: 07572 108320 or email: mbarnett@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

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6th April 2017 - The Apprenticeship Levy - Investing in Training

From today, 6th April 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy has come into force throughout the United Kingdom. This is a tax that the Government has introduced to help meet its target of creating 3 million quality apprenticeships by 2020.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is a tax which employers will need to pay if they have a payroll in excess of £3 million per annum. This money, supplemented by a contribution from the Government, will be set aside in a digital account to be spent with registered providers of apprenticeship training within 24 months. Access to this money is time limited, so should be viewed as a “use it or lose it” fund.

What if your payroll is less than £3 million?

Organisations do not need to have a payroll of over £3 million to benefit from the funding. ...[more]

15th March 2017 – Outsourced Procurement Team Contract Renewal

We are extremely proud to announce that we are now in our sixth year of supporting First Ark Group as their outsourced procurement team.

Cirrus has worked with First Ark since 2011 and has delivered a hands on procurement service which has achieved millions of pounds of savings and enhanced procurement activity.

Our outsourced procurement service involves the Cirrus team acting as the procurement function for the entire First Ark Group and is an alternative to directly hiring procurement staff. In partnership with First Ark, the service combines planned procurement activity to address specific strategic and operational goals, with flexible ad hoc support to aid First Ark employees with day to day procurement requirements.

Tony Barwise, Strategic Director of Business Services at First Ark Group, says:

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Cirrus team over the next year in providing support to our evolving procurement approach as we continue to develop a wide range of Products & Services to meet our customer’s needs.”

To find out more about our outsourced procurement service or any of our other services, please contact a member of the Cirrus consultancy team or visit our Services page.

Claire Paton Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cpaton@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

Mike Barnett Tel: 07572 108320 or email: mbarnett@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

27th February 2017 – Procurex North 2017

We are excited to announce that Cirrus will be exhibiting at the Procurex North conference on 21st March at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Part of the North of England’s Festival of Procurement, Procurex North will host CPD Certified training sessions, keynote speakers and networking zones.

For more information on the conference please visit www.procurexlive.co.uk/north/

We will be exhibiting on stand 37b. If you will be in attendance and would like to meet at the conference to discuss how Cirrus can help with your procurement needs, please contact us at:

Claire Paton Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cpaton@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

Mike Barnett Tel: 07572 108320 or email: mbarnett@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

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3rd January 2017 - Two new members of the Cirrus Team

We are delighted to welcome Jack Ashcroft and Lucy Williams to the Cirrus team. Jack and Lucy have joined us in the roles of Trainee Procurement Consultants and will deliver consultancy project support for clients.

Jack had the following to say about his new role: “I am thrilled to become a member of the Cirrus team, and am eager to commence working with a sector leading consultancy to provide value and support for a wide range of current and future clients.”

Jack can be contacted via jashcroft@cirruspurchasing.co.uk or 07398 190832

Lucy said: “I am excited to join the team at Cirrus Purchasing as a Trainee Procurement Consultant. I am looking forward to being involved with the company’s clients, and supporting the current team with their work.”

Lucy can be contacted via lwilliams@cirruspurchasing.co.uk or 07904 674499

30th November 2016 – New social housing regulator is proposed

The Government has announced its recommendation for the regulatory function of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to become a new standalone regulator of registered social housing providers. This proposal comes as a result of a review of the HCA.

The Government's proposal states:

"Since the establishment of HCA’s investments arm (HCA-I) in 2014, the Agency has expanded into commercial investments. This has made the HCA, in some cases, both a secured creditor and regulator of registered providers. This potential conflict of interest did not exist when the decision was made to incorporate social housing regulation within the HCA, as at that time the Agency’s funding predominantly focused on grant-making".

The amendment is intended to address the potential conflict of interest arising from the current HCA arrangement and enhance a strategic focus and improve transparency without disrupting business operations.

Julian Ashby, chair of the HCA regulation committee, has said:

“This change is to the organisational structure and governance of the regulator only, and will not impact on our regulatory approach or day-to-day operations.”

A consultation into the proposal for the HCA’s regulatory function to become a separate body ran from 30th November 2016 to 27th January 2017. The outcome will soon be available here.

18th October 2016 – Job vacancies at Cirrus

As a result of our continued success, we are recruiting for two new members of the Cirrus team in the roles of Trainee Procurement Consultants. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individuals to begin a long term procurement career within a growing and dynamic business. Both positions are full time and permanent.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 1st November 2016.

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6th October 2016 – NHF Smaller Housing Associations' Conference and Exhibition 2016

On the 3rd November 2016, Cirrus are speaking at the National Housing Federation Smaller Housing Associations' Conference and Exhibition in London on the subject of The changing face of procurement. We will identify the main changes affecting social housing procurement for smaller housing associations and discuss how to adapt and implement best practice.

If you are attending the event and would like to meet with us, please contact Claire Paton (07828 143935) or Mike Barnett (07572 108320). We look forward to seeing you there.

Further information about the conference is available at http://smalls.housing.org.uk

15th August 2016 - Updated contact details for Claire Gamble

We are especially pleased to announce Cirrus Director of Consultancy Claire Gamble has recently married. Consequently, Claire's surname and email address have now changed.

Claire's new contact details are:

Claire Paton Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cpaton@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

1st July 2016 - New Cirrus management team goes live

We are delighted to announce that Cirrus Purchasing has a new, exciting and progressive management team. Mike Barnett and Claire Gamble have both been promoted to become Directors of Consultancy and Hanna Lussey has been promoted to the role of Director of Business Services.

The new management team will be responsible for managing business operations and shaping the future success of the company in addition to their roles of Procurement Consultants and Business Analyst/Consultancy Support.

Simon Reed, who will continue to be involved with Cirrus in a strategic role, says:

“Following successful track records delivering frontline consultancy and procurement support for our clients, Mike, Claire and Hanna bring excellent skills and a fresh perspective as the new management team. The Cirrus team have been working towards this new structure for some time, and it is exciting to see everyone’s work come to fruition as Cirrus continues to grow and flourish.”

Contact details for Mike, Claire and Hanna:

Mike Barnett Tel: 07572 108320 or email: mbarnett@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

Claire Gamble Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cgamble@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

Hanna Lussey Tel: 07983 532407 or email: hlussey@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

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29th June 2016 - Brexit and Procurement – When are EU rules not EU rules?

Following the Leave referendum result announced on the 24th June there has been much speculation about how the decision will affect our lives going forward.

Public Procurement legislation was raised during the campaign as a European rule that British people would be happy to see go, so is that likely to happen and if so, when?

Although commonly referred to as EU procurement rules, or OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union), the legislation in question is actually UK law
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8th June 2016 - Cirrus Purchasing carbon negative for 2016

Having conducted our annual assessment of our carbon production across the business through carbonfootprint.com, Cirrus has once again chosen to offset beyond our calculated carbon emissions. We are therefore proud to confirm we are a carbon negative company for the sixth consecutive year.

Offsetting Certificate 2016.


Since 2010 we have supported a tree planting scheme in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, planting over 100 trees so far. This is a verified carbon programme where planted trees help offset carbon dioxide. The scheme also helps to alleviate poverty through providing employment opportunities and supports the local ecosystem by providing wildlife habitats. More information about the scheme can be found at www.carbonfootprint.com/plantingtreesinkenya.html

In addition to offsetting the carbon we produce we strive to minimise the amount of carbon we use. We achieve this minimal environmental impact by:

9th May 2016 - Launch of the new 2016 Cirrus Consortium Materials Framework

Following the continued success of the previous building materials supply frameworks, we are pleased to confirm that the new Cirrus Consortium Materials Framework (4th edition) is now live.

The tender process was concluded in May 2016 and the framework will be available for 4 years until May 2020.

The Framework is fully compliant with EU public procurement legislation and is available for use by all contracting authorities in England, Wales and Scotland.

20 leading suppliers across 5 lots are available to use through the framework:

For further details please visit our Frameworks page, or download the framework PDF information sheet here.

18th April 2016 – Implementation of the new Scottish procurement rules

From 18th April 2016, the new Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 came into force across Scotland, implementing the 2014 EU Public Procurement Directive. The new regulations are a complete replacement of the previous rule set, and bring Scotland in line with the rest of the UK who have implemented similar versions of the new rules since February 2015.

In addition, the 18th April also saw the implementation of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016. These regulations include additional rules that must be followed when conducting certain below EU threshold procurements.

Scottish contracting authorities should ensure they are familiar with the new rules outlined in the regulations when conducting relevant procurement processes that commence on or after 18th April 2016.

A copy of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016 are available to download from our Resources page.

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11th March 2016 - New member of the Cirrus Team

We are delighted to welcome Kieran Prendergast to the Cirrus team. Kieran has joined our analyst team in the role of Business Analyst/Consultancy Support. Kieran will provide project and research support to our team of consultants.

1st March 2016 - New service launched - Cascade Reviews

In response to the new financial challenges faced by our public sector clients, Cirrus have relaunched the award winning 2nd Generation Partnering Reviews under the new name Cascade Reviews. Our clients have all been affected by public spending cuts so there has never been a better time to undertake a Cascade Review.

A Cascade Review is a procurement, efficiency and viability review of one or more contractors and suppliers to a public sector organisation. The Cirrus team review the 1st and 2nd tier supply chain to generate shared benefits and savings that cascade through to the public sector organisation itself.

By identifying efficiencies for the supplier or contractor every review conducted by the Cirrus team since the model was first developed in 2004 has delivered savings in excess of the fees - in some cases the savings have been 20 times the cost of the project (2000% return on investment) for both the client and the contractor concerned.

To watch the Audit Commission best practice film about Cascade Reviews in action in the Social Housing Sector, please follow the link below:

To speak to a member of the Cirrus team to learn more about Cascade Reviews please contact one of our consultants (see the Contact Us page).

29th February 2016 - New Cirrus Consortium Materials Framework now open to tender

The tender for the forth iteration of the Cirrus Consortium Materials Framework has now been published and is available for bids. The tender is divided into the following lots:

Materials suppliers who are interested in bidding please click here to register your interest. The deadline for submissions is noon on 1st April 2016.

5th January 2016 – Job vacancy at Cirrus

As a result of our continued success, Cirrus is expanding. We have a vacancy for a new member to join the Cirrus team in the role of business analyst/consultancy support.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 25th January.

5th January 2016 - Housing Innovation Awards Finalists 2016

Link to Housing Innovation Awards Shortlist 2016

We are proud to announce that Cirrus Purchasing have been selected as finalists for the Housing Innovation Awards 2016.

In recognition of our innovative working practises, lean business structure, our use of eProcurement and the added value we provide our clients, Cirrus Purchasing have been shortlisted in the category of Most Innovative Consultant.

The Awards will be held on 18th February 2016 at Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.

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14th December 2015 - New EU procurement threshold values

The new EU threshold values for public sector procurement have now been announced. From 1st January 2016 the values are as follows:

Works: 5,225,000 Euros = £4,104,394
Supplies: 209,000 Euros = £164,176
Services: 209,000 Euros = £164,176

While this represents an increase in each Euro threshold value, due to the Pound/Euro exchange rate the Pound sterling thresholds have reduced by 5%. This equates to a £217,618 reduction in the Works threshold, and a £8,338 reduction in the supplies and services thresholds.

Contracting authorities will need to ensure both staff and policy documentation are updated with the new values.

23rd November 2015 - Cost reductions: The impact of the July budget on the housing sector

In response to the 1% rent cut announced in the July budget, many Registered Providers of Social Housing have now re-evaluated their business plans to identify opportunities for necessary cost reductions.

Organisations have taken different approaches to address the financial shortfall caused by the budget. Key areas of controllable expenditure (excluding staff costs) targeted by housing providers have included:

Cirrus can help make savings to address the budget shortfall through review and value engineering of service and product specifications, as well as direct cost avoidance measures. Cost avoidance focuses on not spending money, by identifying non-essential workstreams and activities that can be cancelled, postponed, or modified to avoid direct costs.

In response to the changing market, Cirrus is offering a Cost Reduction Clinic service. Working in consultation with clients we are able to use this approach to deconstruct existing budget expenditure and identify potential savings through avoided costs. So far, Cirrus have managed to identify average potential savings of 32% across central business services departmental budgets.

To find out more about our Cost Reduction Clinics or any of our other services, please contact a member of the Cirrus consultancy team or visit our Services page.

Simon Reed Tel: 07828 121270 or email: sreed@cirruspurchasing.co.uk or

Claire Gamble Tel: 07828 143935 or email: cgamble@cirruspurchasing.co.uk or

Mike Barnett Tel: 07572 108320 or email: mbarnett@cirruspurchasing.co.uk

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26th October 2015 – CirrusTenders eTender system is discontinued

After 7 years of successfully managing our large scale tenders through our electronic tender system, we have today discontinued the CirrusTenders system.

CirrusTenders will no longer be available for subscribers and suppliers to access, and all future tenders will be managed through an alternative online system. Future advertised tenders will be publicised and accessible through the central government tender portal Contracts Finder, available at www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search.

17th August 2015 – Cirrus achieves lowest ever environmental impact

Our annual assessment of our environmental impact across the business through Carbonfootprint.com has identified that Cirrus Purchasing combined carbon production has been reduced to the lowest ever since our records began in 2010. This reduction has been achieved in the period 2014/15, during which Cirrus commercial growth resulted in a record business year.

We have achieved this minimal environmental impact by streamlining our working practices through teleworking to reduce commuting mileage, targeting for 75% of all business travel to be by public transport and extensive use of mobile and cloud technologies to ensure low carbon communications and processes.

Cirrus has not just offset this impact to a carbon neutral position, but instead we have offset beyond our calculated carbon emissions. We are therefore proud to confirm that we are a carbon negative company for the fifth consecutive year.

Offsetting Certificate 2015.


Our chosen verified carbon programme is a tree planting scheme in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where planted trees not only help offset carbon dioxide, but also help alleviate poverty through providing employment opportunities as well as providing habitats to support the local ecosystem. Cirrus has supported this initiative as our preferred scheme since 2010. More information about the scheme can be found at www.carbonfootprint.com/plantingtreesinkenya.html

31st July 2015 - Social Housing rents to be cut by 1% per year

The 8th July budget announced by George Osborne included a change in the social housing rent formula. The previous cap on annual rental increases of CPI+1% has been replaced by a 1% per year reduction for the next 4 years, commencing in April 2016.

This follows the introduction of the 10 year rent policy announced in May 2014, which moved from RPI+0.5% and the £2 per week rent convergence allowance to CPI+1%.

This reduction will have a significant financial impact on Registered Providers of Social Housing, as business plans and budgets have been based on the anticipated year on year increases in rental income. Some organisations have advised Cirrus that the impact will run to several million pounds per year shortfall against anticipated income, and steps are already underway to reorganise business plans and identify opportunities to reduce operating costs.

In many cases hard decisions will have to be made, and procurement will have a major role to play in addressing the financial void created for housing providers by this announcement.

For advice and support on how to identify and deliver procurement savings to minimise the effect of these changes, please contact the specialist consultancy team at Cirrus Purchasing (see the Contact Us page).

26th May 2015 - Cirrus Consortium Repairs and Maintenance Framework – Now Available

Following the completion of the tender process, the Cirrus Consortium Repairs and Maintenance Framework is now live and available for use by contracting authorities.

The framework covers a wide range of services including; day to day responsive repairs and maintenance, minor works, voids repairs and maintenance, adaptations and out of hours repairs services.

45 contractors, subdivided into regional lots, have been awarded a place on the framework which covers all of England, Wales & Scotland. The framework is available for use from May 2015 until May 2019.

For more information about the framework e.g. the organisations included, the services covered or to register to use the framework please click here.

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30th March 2015 - New member of the Cirrus team

We are pleased to welcome Hanna Lussey to the team. A recent MBA graduate, Hanna joins us in the role of Business Analyst/Consultancy Support.

Hanna will be our lead analyst and will support our consultants across the diverse range of projects which we deliver for our clients.

“I am delighted to join the Cirrus team. I look forward to providing internal support across the company’s portfolio and the opportunity to add value for our current and future clients.”

Hanna can be contacted via hlussey@cirruspurchasing.co.uk or 07983 532407

10th March 2015 - Cirrus Consortium Agency Labour and Recruitment Framework – Now available

Following the completion of the tender process, the Cirrus Consortium agency labour and recruitment framework is now live and available for use by contracting authorities.

50 agency labour and recruitment providers covering all of England, Wales & Scotland have been awarded a place on the framework which will expire in March 2019.

For more information about the framework e.g. the organisations included, the services covered or to register to use the framework please click here.

9th February 2015 - Crown Commercial Service announces new Public Contracts Regulations

Crown Commercial Services have announced the date the new EU Public Procurement Directive will be implemented in the UK, as the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102.

The new legislation will come into force on 26th February 2015, replacing the current Public Contracts Regulations 2006 #5.

The new regulations are a complete replacement for the previous regulations, and represent the largest change in public procurement law since the current regulations were implemented in 2006.

A full copy of the new regulations will be available to download from our Resources page after they come into force on the 26th February.

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