M&S Simply Food Framework Procurement SupportNationwide

Ridge was seconded into the M&S internal team to value engineer and procure mechanical, electrical and refrigeration services for a 3-year framework agreement with main and service contractors.

The service involved a very detailed value engineering exercise working with the supply chain to procure best value for plant, equipment and materials and develop full whole-life cost models for each option to arrive at optimum solutions taking maintenance and energy into consideration.

Detailed services bills of quantities were measured, produced and procured with the main contractors and proposed existing contractors, alongside some new suppliers, to arrive at the most competitive schedules of rates to be used to negotiate future workload across the UK and Ireland.

Approximately 20% savings were achieved on the existing Simply Food services fit out costs, with reduced ongoing energy and maintenance benefits.

  • 100

    new stores in 3 years

  • 20%

    capital cost savings