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26.01.2023 by Alistair Rankine

Need support with achieving PAS2035?

PAS 2035 is a specification for what is called ‘whole-house’ or ‘whole building’ retrofit.  This is an approach to the installation of Energy Efficiency Measures which takes into account the requirement of the entire building, both from a technical standpoint and considering factors like occupancy comfort.

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18.11.2022 by John McCollum

Introduction to Appointed Companies on H2 Framework

The H2 New Build Housing Construction (H2) framework was launched on 29 July 2022. H2 builds on the success of the H1 framework, supporting the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Housing to 2040 strategy responding to the immediate challenges public sector organisations are facing balancing the ongoing housing demand and the drive to produce zero-carbon homes.

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11.11.2022 by John McCollum

A Day Volunteering at Hawthorn's GlasGrow Urban Community Garden

The SPA team assisted at GlasGrow an urban community garden managed by Hawthorn Housing Co-Operative.

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04.05.2022 by John McCollum

Our office refurbishment is now complete

In April we re-opened our newly refurbished office, we haven’t moved, we’re still in the same location but we now occupy the entire first floor.

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03.05.2022 by Heather O'Donnell

Looking to the future recovery of the construction sector

As we are all aware, a little over 2 years ago, the world as we knew it changed significantly due to Covid and put a halt to pretty much everything: in both our professional and personal lives. What we thought would maybe be a few weeks turned into months, and then years.

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29.04.2022 by Kate Christie

SPA Community Benefit Fund Reaches £1.1m for Scottish Communities

As life slowly begins to return to some semblance of normality for many, this is not the case for those that lost family members, friends and jobs. Again, our housing communities are disproportionately impacted by the lasting effects of Covid-19.

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18.03.2022 by Graham Collie, SPA Technical Support Manager

Public sector steps up to net zero challenge

Graham Collie, technical support manager at SPA, explores some of the innovative ways its public sector partners are working to meet net zero in their housing stock, and how taking a flexible approach to procurement can help.

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02.03.2022 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement at LHC Group

Seven important changes within the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper

The Government’s recently published Transforming Public Procurement (TPP) Green Paper consultation response shows determination to put alternative assessment scoring front-and-centre over price, to drive both equity and economic improvement.

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31.08.2021 by Alistair Rankine

A Spotlight on our Client Support Team

Client Support Manager, Alistair Rankine discusses why SPA Partners trust SPA for their procurement solutions.

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31.08.2021 by Kate Christie

Why reporting on your social value can give you the edge!

Lintel Trust's Senior Business Development Officer - Kate Christie - discusses the benefits of recording social value for suppliers. 

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