Constellia announces strategic partnership with Bristol City Council to enhance Bristol City Council’s ability to utilise local suppliers, drive value for money and enhance the delivery of social value further.
- Hosting an event to enable local businesses to work and engage with Bristol City Council
- Matching Bristol City Council with suppliers to enhance and deliver social value locally
- Enabling Bristol suppliers access to UK-wide public sector opportunities.
Monday 22nd January – Constellia, a leading procurement Managed Service Provider for the public and private sector in the UK announces its strategic partnership for professional services spend with Bristol City Council. This partnership enables Bristol City Council to have full control over its professional services spend, enhances the ability to utilise local suppliers where possible and drive further social value delivery and cost savings. This partnership signifies a significant step towards delivering greater social value and achieving cost-efficiency.
Constellia’s CEO, Rob Levene, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Bristol City Council‘s Procurement & Contract Management Service – helping them execute some of their strategic objectives. Every pound spent through our partnership should help make Bristol a better place to live. By accessing Constellia’s dynamic marketplace, Bristol City Council will be able to engage with more local Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and provide wider business opportunities for those MSMEs regionally and across the UK.”
Niotia Ferguson, Head of Procurement & Contract Management at Bristol City Council, commented: “Like every council across the country, limited resources mean our procurement teams are stretched, yet we must ensure we deliver compliant and timely solutions. Working with Constellia will allow us to flex as required, ensuring that requirements for professional services deliver value for money and are awarded to the best suppliers. The Council is invested in awarding more contracts locally, and working with Constellia supports our ambition to increase awards to Local and Diverse Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.”
Constellia were appointed as a Neutral Vendor MSP under the SEWTAPS Framework following a detailed review of all the solutions available from across the UK public sector.
Constellia invites local suppliers and those interested in joining the Constellia marketplace to contact:
Phone: 0330 320 8020
Join Constellia and Bristol City Council at our ‘Meet the Buyer’ Event
As part of this partnership, Constellia will be holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event to support interested suppliers who wish to deliver professional services to Bristol City Council.
Local suppliers are encouraged to attend this event to understand how:
- Constellia’s Neutral Vendor Solution works
- To maximise the benefits of joining the marketplace
- To bid for public sector contracts.
Suppliers will also gain insights into Bristol City Council’s Procurement & Contract Management Strategy and how to enhance their own opportunities when working with the council.
Please see Bristol City Council’s Procurement And Contract Management Strategy 2023-2027 below:
Date: Thursday 1st February | 9am – 12:30pm
Location: Conference Hall, Bristol City Hall
To learn more about this opportunity and attend the event, please register your interest by clicking the button below.
Constellia – Neutral Vendor solutions for Goods, Services, Technology and Works.
Established in 2007, Constellia is a leading Neutral Vendor Managed Service Provider in the UK. We manage over £200 million of spend across 130+ public and private sector organisations. We are also the UK’s only Neutral Vendor to enable public sector and utility clients access to the procurement of Goods, Works, Services and Technology.
As a Neutral Vendor, we act as a conduit between contracting authorities, prequalified service providers, and suppliers, providing a fast and compliant marketing route via Neutral Vendor Frameworks. Our diverse and dynamic marketplace enlists over 1,000 pre-approved suppliers, providing clients access to 400+ subcategories of spend.
We provide public sector clients the flexibility and choice to buy through one simple route quickly and compliantly, helping drive efficiencies and savings.
About Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council is a vibrant local authority responsible for providing services to over 465,000 people in Bristol, from being a landlord to delivering social care and running our museums, libraries, and parks. Bristol is the seventh largest English city outside of London and is rapidly growing with a diverse population, a successful economy, and a commitment to protecting the environment.
The Council spends over £900 million per annum on various works, goods and services to benefit the city and its residents. It has responsibility for an incredibly diverse range of services – including everything from caring for the most vulnerable children in our city, through to building new transport infrastructure to keep our city moving. Many of these are provided by external providers, all of whom must commit to upholding the standards that the Council expects.