Guthries wins place on Scotland Excel Framework for PPE
Procurement specialist, Guthrie
Group Ltd, has secured a place on the new £40m Scotland Excel framework for
specialist safety equipment and protective clothing, giving all 32 local
authorities potential access to the company’s consignment stock and innovative
cost-saving eprocurement services.
Having completed a detailed
tendering process, Guthries demonstrated its ability to deliver efficiencies,
productivity improvements and cost savings, while ensuring health and safety at
work for council employees.
In particular, the firm’s
pioneering eprocurement system GuthriesIMS™, which is designed around a
client’s individual business to track, monitor and order stock in a totally
transparent and accountable way, brings unique efficiencies for local
Cloud –based, the GuthriesIMS™
technology operates different permission levels for ordering, while its
reporting structure gives management clear visibility of usage in order to initiate
meaningful discussions for new efficiencies or the introduction of better
quality or different products better suited to the customers’ needs.
Cynthia Guthrie, Joint
Managing Director of The Guthrie Group, said:
followed up our selection on to the PPE framework at the Meet the Buyer
exhibition in Paisley and were delighted with the response.
understand that public bodies are under a lot of cost pressures – a situation
that we are absolutely poised to tackle and help solve with our offer of a
fresh approach to procurement In particular the GuthriesIMS™, is designed to
find solutions that recognise the needs of the business or operation and works
at all levels.
matters of personal safety at work, it is essential to provide cost savings
without compromising quality or performance and that understanding is crucial.”
Scotland Excel, launched in
2008, is a centre of procurement expertise for the local government in Scotland.
Director Julie Welsh said:
new PPE contract is in place to help Scottish councils buy the wide range of
protective equipment and clothing that staff across services need, to ensure
their safety at work.
are many council employees delivering essential services across the country that
need PPE, including road workers, tradesmen, refuse collectors, cleaners and
Group Ltd is one of the largest independent, family owned distributors of
health & safety and facilities supplies in the UK. It was the first in its
sector in the UK to achieve the BRC Global Standard for Storage and
Distribution accreditation, holds ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation and continues to
promote the highest standards across the industry.