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Category Manager

West London, London

Up to £500.00 per day


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My Client a West London Local Authority is seeking a Lead Category Manager for a 6 month contract

Housing Management Services is developing capital investment programmes for the next six financial years. Underpinning programme delivery, a mix of contracts using direct procurement, third party frameworks as well as development of the Councils own frameworks will be required. A Category Lead is sought to join a busy and focused procurement team for a period of at least six months to assist with the tender and award, of contracts and frameworks supporting the both the revenue and capital programmes. A range of contract types will be required including consultancy and construction activity comprising building maintenance and repair, new build, M&E services and district and communal heating systems.

The Procurement Team needs to expand proportionately with the work but only on a temporary basis.

A Procurement Plan has been put together that includes engaging contractors for all planned capital schemes for the current and the following six financial years. This includes all consultants and construction activity. In addition there are also work streams associated with fire safety, procurements that are already in the pipeline and contracts that terminate at some point in the coming year.

The duties of this post include:

Procuring works and services contracts for Housing Management Services

Interaction and communication with other staff across the Council at all levels

Having a professional approach to procurement with a keen attention to detail in conducting procurement activity and reporting outcomes

Operating within the Council Procurement and Finance Regulations

Operating in accordance with EU procurement law

Report writing

Operating in accordance with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Using capital Esourcing to tender and record all procurements >£25k

Establishing relationships with stakeholders

Interaction with residents and undertaking consultation

Developing framework contracts

Utilising third party framework agreements

Planning work to fit in with the drivers and needs of the Council

Essential skills and Qualifications for this position

MCIPS Qualification (Desirable)

A thorough understanding of procurement in the public sector and accompanying legislation

Procurement of consultancy, construction, building and M&E contracts

JCT Conditions of Contract

Landlord and Tenant Act specifically Section 20 Procedures

major procurements using Capita lEsourcing, Bravo, Delta or similar

Drafting reports

Working within a local Authority, social housing and working with residents and other stakeholders

Delivering within a multi stakeholder environment

Pricing contracts and developing cost models for evaluations

Developing framework contracts

Working with third party frameworks

Please only apply for this position if you have the extensive experience and skill for the position and have the desired Local Authority or Housing Association experience.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Posted 15 days ago

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