Top accreditation for Armstrong York

Armstrong York Asbestos Environmental is pleased to announce that they have successfully achieved exor accreditation for a further year, demonstrating their ability to meet the rigorous pre-qualification requirements within the private and public sectors.

The Barking based firm recently received renewed accreditation from exor, whose standards are recognised as being amongst the highest in their industry.

Established in 1997 to supply an efficient, outsourced supply chain service, exor understands that the management of risk is a central issue in the procuring of goods and services, adopting a thorough and robust approach to independently check and validate supplier information. Only suppliers and contractors that can attain and maintain these high standards will gain admission to the approved exor supplier database.

John Kinge, Technical Director of exor said, “Organisations need to be able to ensure that their supply partners are reliable, financially stable and compliant with all relevant legislation. A third party accreditation scheme can be an efficient way in which to manage complex compliance issues such as these.

With robust supplier management in place, the company at the top of the supply chain will have the confidence they need to outsource vital services, which removes the hassle of verification and gives piece of mind that they are adhering to regulation and industry best practice.”

Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, viability and compliance with legal requirements and current codes of practice is presented.

The exor accreditation scheme assesses, reviews and audits suppliers’ procedures and documentation; suppliers can then be included on a database which demonstrates they have met the highest standards in the market place in procurement risk management.

For further information contact: Kelly Hadley
Telephone: 0870 3500 375

Babergh & Mid Suffolk Councils contract

£1.7 Million Contract Awarded with Babergh & Mid Suffolk Councils

Armstrong York is pleased to announce our appointment as the sole provider for Asbestos Consultancy Services to both Babergh & Mid Suffolk Councils. The new contract award will commence in August 2015 and will run until July 2019 with an option to continue for a further two years by two single year extensions.

Babergh District Council covers the South central area of Suffolk. The District comprises the towns of Hadleigh, Sudbury and Lavenham plus rural parishes covering approx. 310 square miles. Babergh District Council owns and manages around 3,500 homes and various Adult Care provision and office accommodation, depots, industrial units, Tourist Information Centres, bus stations and sports centres.

Mid Suffolk lies in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, to the north–west of Ipswich, with a population of 86,800. Outside of the main towns of Stowmarket, Needham Market and Eye it is sparsely populated with 70% of the population living in villages or rural areas. Mid Suffolk Council owns and manages around 3,500 homes and various corporate and commercial buildings.

Babergh & Mid Suffolk Councils

The services to be provided by Armstrong York include:

• Asbestos surveys testing and analysis to dwellings, garages, communal (non-domestic) areas

• Re-inspection surveys  of dwellings, garages, communal (non-domestic) areas and corporate buildings

• General asbestos advice for Client and training on asbestos

• Mobile laboratory and strict turnaround of survey results on voids and responsive works

• Surveys to comprise management, refurbishment & demolition and re-inspection surveys

• Emergency service to be provided 24 hours 365 days per year.

• Electronic web enabled asbestos register available for client and contractors to access

• Ad hoc advice, practical interpretation of regulations and codes of practice and management

and auditing of remedial/removal works undertaken by others.

• Importing existing asbestos survey records from other systems into web enabled asbestos register.

The JCT Measured Term Contract 2011 will form the contract terms. The anticipated expenditure for both Councils for the period of the contract and potential extension is £1.7m. Armstrong York will partner and work collaboratively with both Councils to embrace and refine their core values to provide value for money and the best quality service delivery at all times to all residents and leaseholders.