Pre-selection of a range of optimum product solutions delivering best
value was another focal point. Analysis of the tenders was based on a 40
per cent quantitative and 60 per cent qualitative basis.
Task and visitor seating from VERCO?s Spyne range are a dominant feature
of JobCentre Plus branches, which also feature reception seating from the
company?s Plaza range.
Spyne chairs have synchronised seat and back movement with free-float
allowing for dynamic support. The design?s name is derived from a
distinctive chair back treatment that emulates the human spine in
Reception seating needs are met by Plaza, a range offering unitary medium
back fabric upholstered chairs (with or without arms) and with
complementary coffee tables.
DWP senior supply chain manager Ian Lewis said:
"A key aim of our refurbishment programme has been to improve user
experience of branches. Brighter and more comfortable surroundings make
finding a new job a less daunting proposition and thereby speed up the
process of getting one.
"Performance feedback is a key part of the approach to identify and
improve supply chain activities.
The performance of the management team and supply chain is reviewed
quarterly, on a range of objective and subjective measures."
In four out of the past six contract periods, VERCO has scored top marks
in DWP JobCentre Plus Supplier Reports, the most recent citing the
company as ?a good contractor always willing to help ? demonstrating good
experience of DWP requirements, offering a quick response to estimates
and on time deliveries?.
Many of the companies in the supply chain have adopted the processes and
procedures employed on the JobCentre Plus project which received the
Government Opportunities 2004 Award for Public Procurement Excellence and
the Building 2005 Integrated Supply Chain of the Year award.
Further information on VERCO at