"We engaged Blackwolds Consultancy to assist us in developing procurement and commercial policies for the newly established Commission. The project was successfully delivered and all the relevant documents are available to all staff on the Commissions intranet. Potential suppliers can now access the Commissions procurement and commercial policies when they visit the website. Blackwolds also provided invaluable guidance on several major procurement projects and their professional approach has helped considerably in the successful delivery of these projects."
"Blackwolds Consultancy have provided an invaluable service, utilising a systematic and thorough approach to the breadth of issues involved with large scale procurement and providing clear, understandable advice and guidance."
UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Established by Government in April 2008, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills is a key recommendation in Lord Leitch's 2006 review of skills. The aim of the Commission is to raise UK prosperity and opportunity by helping to develop world-class employment and skills systems in all four UK nations.
Blackwolds Consultancy was contracted as Commercial Advisor and worked with the Commission in producing its Commercial and Procurement policies and values. These were incorporated into a procedure manual and published on the Commissions intranet. External suppliers wishing to contract with the Commission can view the Commissions Commercial and Procurement policies at www.ukces.org.uk
Community Energy Solutions (CIC)
The CES Group was initially established in 2006 with funding from the Department of Trade and Industry and the regional development agencies One North East and Yorkshire Forward for work undertaken in their respective regions.
CES is a Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to assisting local authorities, housing associations and other partner organisations to deliver in their commitment to reducing fuel poverty, lowering carbon emissions and improving the standards of their housing stock.
Blackwolds Consultancy were contracted to assist CES in identifying suitable suppliers and partners to work with them in delivering their objectives. In a new developing market the process of identifying potential suppliers has involved successful application of the EU Competitive Dialogue Procedure. Further information on CES can be obtained at www.communityenergysolutions.org.uk
Renewables East is the renewable energy agency for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex - the East of England. RE is also contracted to champion the offshore agenda in the East Midlands on behalf of the East Midlands Development Agency.
Blackwolds Consultancy provided guidance and advice on a major collaborative project which involved both RE and Community Energy Solutions.