CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CHIC’S MEMBERS AND SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS?

We are united by the huge disruption to normal life that the current pandemic has caused. Frontline staff are working flat out in high risk situations to protect the nations vulnerable, whilst many of us are working or furloughed at home. The construction industry and many of its supply chains’ have halted production – except for emergency activities – but our members – which provide…

Coronavirus Summary Statement of Supply Chain Pandemic Preparedness

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everyday operations in more and more industries, with construction and maintenance works in the social sector starting to feel the effects of the pandemic. CHIC as a responsible framework provider has engaged all of our supply chain to understand the level of preparedness in dealing with the challenges caused by the pandemic. Taking into account the requirements of the sector…

Procurement Policy Note 02/20 – CHIC’s Advice Note

  The PPN sets out information and guidance for public bodies (i.e. those required to comply with public procurement regulations) on the payment of contractors and suppliers. The principle purpose is for contracting authorities to ensure that suppliers continue to be paid during the period of disruption caused by COVID-19, so that they are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the coronavirus…

CHIC RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As the government recommends stricter measures in delaying the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to reassure you that the wellbeing of our members and employees is of upmost importance. We are closely monitoring and adhering to Government advice and doing everything we can to help, whilst still being fully committed to delivering a great service to our members. We remain fully operational and…

CHIC Seminar – Fire Safety & Precautions

Do you want to find out more on the best compliant solutions when protecting your residents and assets against fire risk? CHIC has partnered with supply chain partners Gerda Security and Novus Property Solutions to provide advice on compliant solutions to fire precaution, helping your organisation make effective decisions and promote smart asset management. Taking place on Tuesday 31st March, this half day event will advise…

CHIC Seminar – Are your Kitchens & Bathrooms Still Decent?

*POSTPONED* The decent homes standard set out that 95% of social housing should be decent by 2010. Over the last decade, the entire sector has been scrambling to replace kitchens and bathrooms to reflect this requirement and have done a fantastic job during this period. The products and sanitary ware that have been replaced as part of the programme, have come to the end or…