Builders' Merchants News

Graham secures procurement deal with social landlord

Published:  23 January, 2012

WEST LOTHIAN: Plumbers’ merchant Graham has signed a two-year deal to supply Weslo Housing Management with all its plumbing materials.

Social landlord Weslo Housing Management owns and maintains 2500 rented properties across the Falkirk and West Lothian Council areas and invests around £2.5m in its housing stock and environment every year.

The collaborative procurement partnership agreed with Graham covers all plumbing and heating materials required for reactive and planned maintenance, including van stocks, through to 2013. The deal followed a formal selection process.

“We were able to offer Weslo Housing Management the most comprehensive solution,” explains Ian Glass, Public Sector Sales Manager for Graham. “We’re able to deliver a complete service from stock management and reliable delivery to electronic invoicing, and we engage with manufacturers to ensure that our client benefits from competitive prices. Weslo’s core values include the objective of providing their customers with high quality, cost effective services, at best value. This is a philosophy we share.”

Rob Tait is technical unit manager for Weslo Housing Management: “The benefits of our collaboration make economic sense for us on many levels from service levels to electronic invoicing and we look forward to a mutually advantageous contract.”

The Weslo deal is latest in a series of procurement partnerships secured by Graham in Scotland; similar deals have been agreed in recent months with Dunedin Canmore Housing Association and Fife Housing Association.