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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources 

As the coronavirus (COVID - 19) pandemic continues, Fusion21 is taking every reasonable step to ensure we are able to continue to operate business as usual during this period of disruption. Our update for members and suppliers can be read here.

Useful links and resources: 

Below we're sharing and signposting to key resources and best practice that may be useful and of interest to our members.

These resources are not produced by Fusion21.

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Compliance, safety and the Coronavirus (PDF)

This document provides a current summary in relation to Compliance, safety and the Coronavirus, collated by the Association of Gas Safety Manager (AGSM) and Association of Electrical Managers (AESM).

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Procurement Policy Note: Responding to COVID-19

Read the Cabinet Office's Procurement Policy Note - Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PPN 01/20 provides guidance to Contracting Authorities on how to procure goods, works and services in matters of extreme urgency. Fusion21 Members are permitted to do this under Regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This Regulation includes the ability to undertake direct awards, call off works from existing Framework Agreements and modifying existing contracts during their term. Fusion21’s flexible call-off terms enable quick mobilisation of contracts to comply with PPN 01/20 whilst still maintaining compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and achieving value for money.

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Procurement Policy Note: Supplier relief due to COVID-19

PPN 02/20 provides guidance to Contract Authorities on payment of their suppliers to ensure business continuity during a period of service disruption.

Fusion21 recommends that Members review their risk position to identify areas of risk to suppliers and the ability to resume normal contract delivery once the outbreak is over. If the guidance within the PPN 02/20 is to be pursued, Members should obtain legal advice to ensure the risk and legal position is fully understood and managed.

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CIPS Coronavirus Guidance

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has provided guidance to supply chain and procurement leads to take positive steps to manage the risks faced as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. This resource page also provides links to articles, tools and checklists to support supply chain risk planning.

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