The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is a partnership of councils across the region and they’ve now renewed their water partnerships.
They include Bury Council and it means 100% of AGMA organisations already with Water Plus have renewed with the water retailer.
All of the councils, which extended their partnership through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework, have received additional water-saving information to help schools and other sites.
Getting further data and information on water usage across sites has also helped Bury Council.
Jason Kelly, Energy Surveyor and Contract Manager at Bury Council, said: “The support and additional information from Water Plus has helped with our budgeting and forecasting. The site portfolio work we’ve undertaken together, means we have a much better view of our estate and how we’re using the water we have, which provides a platform for us to analyse and identify more opportunities that can help with our ambition to be carbon neutral by 2038.”
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework is expected to save the public sector approximately £20 million over 4 years. The CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. Water Plus is on both the Pagabo Utilities Supply Framework and the CCS framework, allowing it to be a water, wastewater and ancillary services supplier to public sector organisations across the UK.
Lisa Moore, who heads up the Key Account team, including Key Account Managers who work with the councils, said: “We work with a range of public sector organisations and we are really pleased all of the AGMA organisations with us have extended their water partnerships. We’ll continue our customer support and advice to help these customers with identifying opportunities around further efficiencies – and how water that’s used across sites can help Greater Manchester, as a whole, to accelerate their action on the 5-year environment plan.”
The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) was formed in 1986 as a voluntary collaboration between the Local Authorities in Greater Manchester, to co-ordinate the delivery of functions at the metropolitan level after the abolition of Greater Manchester County Council.
You can contact the Water Plus expert Public Sector team here if you have any questions, or need help with procurement and tenders.