Showers & Eyebaths Services Ltd announces framework agreement with Earth Tech Engineering
Merseyside based Showers & Eyebaths Services Ltd has formalised a framework agreement with Earth Tech Engineering, a process led EPC contractor and project investor in the UK and European water and environmental waste markets.
Allen Yates, managing director of Showers & Eyebaths Services said: “Over the past few months we have developed a framework that is based upon agreed scope, technical details, pricing and terms of contract for two options of equipment that will meet the requirements of most of Earth Tech’s applications. We are absolutely delighted with the outcome which will effectively provide a more efficient purchasing procedure for Earth Tech’s emergency shower equipment requirements in the future.”
Both companies will benefit from the savings accrued in man-hours and delivery timescales through eliminating the need for enquiry-offer-evaluation activities associated with what has now become a standardised product for Earth Tech.
John Broadbent, supply chain manager at Earth Tech Engineering Ltd said: “We require safety showers to be readily accessible near to chemical handling and dosing systems and have purchased the necessary equipment from Showers & Eyebaths Services Ltd for many years. This was a key factor in the decision to formalise the relationship in this way.
"Our established procurement route is to produce an enquiry document and seek competitive offers based on bespoke scope and specification requirements. However, we have now effectively standardised our emergency shower unit requirements with technical drawings, interface details and manuals being well documented within the framework. This means that project managers can place orders against a product reference and code thus removing the need for individual project approvals.”
The framework also incorporates a mechanism for two-way performance feedback with routine dialogue between key contacts from each company taking place to keep the relationship on track and agree on ongoing improvements.