The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) and Community Leisure UK (CLUK) are delighted to announce a collaboration with procurement specialists 2buy2.
The WSA & CLUK have been privy to the various financial challenges facing the sector since the onset of Covid-19, and more recently in relation to the increase in energy & utility costs.
Together they (WSA & CLUK) have been keen to highlight the importance of collaboration, economies of scale and to offer the sector practical solutions to deal with these mounting challenges.
2buy2 is a Cardiff-based procurement specialist, and partner of WSA, offering advice and education regarding strategic procurement to provide savings and supplier protection, and has agreed to work with the members of the WSA and CLUK to deliver a procurement offering tailored to the needs of the sector.
Work began on a joint procurement offering back in February 2021 – the initial pilot project was to prove the case for collective procurement. The results from the five member organisations that participated were compelling and lead to the collaboration with 2buy2 on delivering a comprehensive procurement service, which aims to deliver best value outcomes for the sector.
Through the new agreement, the joint membership base will have access to a range of specific procurement services such as:
In addition, 2buy2 are working with WSA & CLUK to deliver an online procurement portal for the sport and leisure sector. This will grant members access to approved suppliers lists, framework agreements, quotes and pricing from pre-accredited suppliers, and a series of best practice procurement guides, templates, and procedures all free of charge!
This portal is set to be ready for use at the end of summer, but there are already product categories available such as water, gas and electricity, oil, office supplies (including MFDs like photocopiers and printers), and EV charging.
To learn and discover more about the range of 2buy2 services available to WSA & CLUK members, visit our procurement page.
Commenting on the new agreement with the WSA and CLUK, 2buy2 Company Director Robert Kissick said:
“We are thrilled to be working with the Welsh Sports Association and Community Leisure UK on this joint procurement offering for their members.
“We look forward to serving members through our tailored buying solutions and services. Helping their members collaborate, make savings, deliver value for money and aid in positively impacting their communities perfectly with our values of supporting organisations with a clear social purpose.”
Community Leisure UK CEO Kirsty Cumming stated:
“We are delighted to be part of this new Sport and Leisure Procurement Service with our partners at the Welsh Sports Association.
“Joint procurement has been on the agenda of our members, and our Finance Special Interest Group, for a while; we are excited to be able to now offer this to our members through this new collaboration.
“This is a comprehensive, sector-relevant procurement service, which we hope will bring best value to our members and support them to make savings during these tough economic times.”
WSA Commercial Manager Tom Sharp added:
“We are extremely proud to be able to offer such a comprehensive procurement offering to the sport and leisure sector. The team have been working hard to prove the case for collective procurement for many years, and we are delighted that this vision has now come to fruition. We hope to encourage greater collaboration and for members to take advantage of the savings that are available through collective purchasing.”
For further details on the 2buy2 services available to WSA & CLUK members, visit the procurement page.
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