Stock Materials

The following information is taken from the Jigsaw Group Group procurement policy.

Essential check list

New Charter staff members will ensure the following questions are considered before a purchase commitment is made:

  • A positive clearance at each stage should ensure that the purchase process has complied with this strategy.
  • Can the service or product be sourced internally?
  • Is the purchase necessary?
  • Am I specifying the approved standard, if applicable?
  • Am I clear about the quantity and quality of the goods/services to be purchased?
  • When do I need to complete the purchase?
  • Is there budget provision?
  • Am I authorised to proceed?
  • Does the scale of the purchase require compliance with European Procurement Directives (OJEU)?
  • Do I need to seek advice?
  • Is the purchase to be arranged via another colleague?
  • Is the purchase available from our procurement agencies?
  • Can the purchase be combined with another to gain advantage?
  • Will the purchase have implications for the future, e.g. a maintenance requirement?
  • Will a partnering arrangement offer better value than tendering?
  • Does the supplier/contractor demonstrate a positive commitment to equality and diversity?          
  • How can I test the pricing to demonstrate value for money?
  • Has the preferred supplier/contractor been vetted or approved?
  • Have I complied with internal and external regulations?
  • How will I monitor delivery/volume/performance/quality/safety?
  • Have all procedures been documented/recorded properly?

Dealing with materials

We have a dedicated 'in house' purchasing and stores team, the stores facility is located at our Globe Lane Building Depot in Dukinfield.

The stores hold 2,500 line items of stock, with a stock turnover ratio averaging 8.5 times per year. The total number of items issued in 12 months is around 193,962. 

Materials are available from the stores depot 24 hours per day, 365 days per year; these materials are used for our emergency out of hours service, responsive repairs, planned maintenance work and void property repairs.  The stores also have the facility to hold stocks at other local depots as and when required.

We also service Geldling Homes stock requirements via our supply chain,

 

Getting materials to the right place at the right time

A fleet of 98 commercial vehicles are constantly used within the repairs and maintenance service, 66 of which hold approximately 200 items of stock, dependent on trade. This is to ensure repairs can be carried out first time. The remaining vehicles are used to deliver projects for planned works and void properties.