Formed in 2007 as part of the Government’s Procurement Efficiency Initiative (PEI), Westworks has been providing works, services and supplies frameworks to the public sector with direct and indirect savings in the tens of millions of pounds.
Westworks creates and manages frameworks and contracts based on its members’ needs rather than a homogenised, generic requirement. By maintaining internal competition between appointed suppliers we can be sure that the arrangements offer exceptional value and keep on delivering throughout the life-cycle of the framework. All frameworks and contracts are procured in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations and EU Directives.
Free to joinThere is no cost to become a member of Westworks and membership gives access to all Westworks arrangements and those of our collaborating sister consortia. This means by being a Westworks member you have free access to a very wide scope of pre-procured solutions. You can use Westworks when it best suits your needs, from long term contracts and partnerships to mop-up projects, they can all be accommodated under the arrangements.
By constantly refreshing the output pricing in each of our frameworks, Westworks compares your contract pricing with those from the original tendered prices and those of your peers. By comparing other contracts and external bench-marking, users can be more confident of price certainty.
Westworks’ solutions are established after comprehensive consultation with members and their customers to establish actual needs and outputs as well as carrying out product and market research. This is then tendered as performance and delivery specification to ensure the delivered product is as required. The submissions by potential providers are rigorously tested and checked by a panel of users (members) and only those that satisfy the requirements of the framework are appointed.
Westworks solutions are procured in accordance with Public Contract Regulations (2015) and applicable EU Directives. Access to and management of call-off contracts is managed and supported by Westworks to ensure complete compliance and audit-ability. Our e-procurement system provides an end-to-end audit trail to which we can provide access for your auditors.
Key to all Westworks solutions is recognition that it has a responsibility to procure the works, services and products that have the least impact on our environment as possible.
Wherever possible, Westworks actively encourages participation from SMEs and local providers. Where this is not viable to a solution for economic or capacity reasons, Westworks will work with the providers to ensure that as much as possible is delivered from local resources, be that labour or material.
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Years of saving public money
Delivery Team Support & Training
For Westworks our solutions are not “fire and forget”. What we procure is the delivery of the needs of our members. By engaging with members’ delivery teams we can ensure that providers (and clients) are performing in a consistently high manner and delivering best practice as well as best value.
Often the formation of new contracts can present challenges which require development of new skills and strengthening of old ones. By assisting where appropriate, providing training where necessary and monitoring performance, Westworks work with the teams to ensure what has been procured is effectively and consistently delivered. By also having a broad overview of all contracts called off from our solutions, we can identify areas for attention and provide early warning, giving users support where needed and taking action to ensure providers are delivering a consistently high product.