TPPL’s DPS improves efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and boost local businesses by more than £270,000.

2 November 2021

TPPL are delighted to have supported Sunderland Council in reducing their carbon footprint by providing single-step access to building materials through our NEPO Building Materials and Modular Buildings Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

Our solution enabled them to compliantly procure all their materials from builders’ merchant Jewson, who are a key supplier appointed the DPS. This will reduce time and journeys taken to pick up materials and will also streamline the purchasing process. 

As well as improving the efficiency of the council’s building services team, local businesses and suppliers will also have the opportunity to benefit from the new arrangement as they will have a chance to supply materials to Jewson. The local supply chain will be boosted by £271,672. 

Training opportunities will also be made available; Jewson has committed to create four new jobs, provide 104 weeks of apprenticeships and donate £10,000 to local projects.  

Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet Member for Dynamic City, Councillor Kevin Johnston, said: “As a council we want to make sure that we are running as efficiently as possible, and this partnership with Jewson will allow us to provide a more streamlined service to residents and businesses in the city. 

“We are making some positive changes to our front-line services as we continue working towards our ambition to become a clean, green and carbon neutral city by 2040 and a carbon neutral City Council by 2030. The council has already been investing in more sustainable forms of transport and this new partnership will build on that by once again reducing the amount of traffic on the city’s roads.” 

The Procurement Partnership Director Phil Williams said:  “Here at TPPL, we are delighted to have supported Sunderland Council in meeting their carbon neutral objectives by providing a quick and effective solution to compliantly procure their building materials. Not only will the council benefit from increased productivity and efficiency, but significant social value will be delivered.”

Find out more about the NEPO Building Materials and Modular Buildings Dynamic Purchasing System

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