Block 2 of Procurement Training Sessions Available

SPA are pleased to continuing their support of the joint Procurement Advisory Service with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). The second block of free training will be led by Dougie Gold, SFHA Procurement Advisor, and take place in various locations throughout Scotland.

This block of training courses will cover ESPD Electronic Model, ESPD Scoring Stage 2 and Price/Quality Assessments and take place at the SPA Offices in Livingston as well as sessions in Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Morning sessions will take place from 9.30am until 12.30pm with registration commencing at 9.15am and afternoon sessions will take place from 1.30pm until 4.30pm with registration commencing at 1.15pm.

Who should attend?

This event is a must for anyone dealing with procurement within their role or wants to learn more.

Please note, theses training courses are only available to SFHA & SPA Housing Association & Co-operative members. Only 2 spaces are available per organisation.

ESPD Electronic Module in PCS

In the last training block we provided training on the ESPD document, a basic introduction and an advanced session looking at how to use the ESPD in a Restricted (2 stage) procedure when you need to score the ESPD under Part IV - Selection.

Scottish Government has recently launched the new ‘ESPD Electronic Module in PCS’. The Module enables you to create an Electronic ESPD request with PCS, meaning that you are able to include your selection criteria beside the relevant question within the ESPD itself. This means that you don’t need to include your selection criteria in the contract notice and can refer suppliers to the ESPD instead.

In this session we will go through all the sections in the ESPD Module and provide details and a basic understanding of when each section should be used to allow participants to gain knowledge and experience of the whole ESPD Module process. We will also look at the ESPD Module from the supplier/contractors perspective and we can review the whole process end-to-end.

Dates & Venues

18 September – SPA Office, Livingston

19 September – SFHA Office, Glasgow

2 October – Hillcrest Housing Association, Dundee

12 October - Grampian Housing Association, Aberdeen

ESPD Scoring Stage 2

In this interactive session we will go through a completed ESPD submission in detail and look at the example questions used in the ESPD under Part IV. Selection criteria using A: Suitability, B: Economic and financial standing, C: Technical and professional ability, D: Quality assurance schemes and environmental management standards & using E: Global indication for all selection criteria.

We will look at actual responses given by suppliers/contractors (autonomous information only) and look at ESPD scoring matrixes. We will review and score the responses in groups and get to the point where we have successful and unsuccessful suppliers from the process to go through to the 2nd stage of the tender. We will also look at example letters for the ESPD processes.

Dates & Venues

17 October – Hillcrest Housing Association

23 October – Grampian Housing Association, Aberdeen

31 October – SFHA Office, Glasgow

7 November – SPA Office, Livingston

Price/Quality Assessments

In this interactive session we will go through a completed Price & Quality submission in detail and look at the example questions Quality Methodology Statement (QMS) such as Customer Care, Quality of Works/Services, Quality Control, Communication, Management of the Works, Programming, Reporting and Sequence of Operations.

We will look at actual responses given by suppliers/contractors (autonomous information only) and look at quality and price scoring matrixes. We will review and score the responses in groups and get to the point where we have one successful supplier/contractor and a number of unsuccessful suppliers/contractors from the process. We will also look at example letters for both Scotland & OJEU procurement processes.

Dates & Venues

9 November – SFHA Office, Glasgow

16 November - Castlehill Housing Association, Aberdeen

21 November – Hillcrest Housing Association, Dundee

27 November – SPA Office, Livingston

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