I am delighted to introduce EPS Ltd and the professional services we can provide to you.
EPS Ltd was established in 2009 in recognition of difficulties faced by private sector companies negotiating the complexities of public sector procurement. My experience from both a client perspective and 20 years with various local authorities and 10 years within the private sector with various civil engineering contractors has given me a rare insight into public sector procurement.
This motivated me to establish EPS Ltd in an attempt to bridge the knowledge gap and assist private sector companies better understand the requirements of the public sector and at the same time improve awareness within the public sector of the issues faced by private sector companies. This has been a major contributory factor to the success of EPS Ltd and the success of companies we have worked with providing company development and bid writing expertise.
Mr John F Pugh IEng MICE MCIHT Tech IOSH
I commenced my career with Strathclyde Regional Council's Department of Architectural and Related Services in 1982 involved in the design and construction of local authority buildings specialising in structural steelwork and reinforced concrete design. Later joining the Department of Roads in 1989 I was involved in design of bridges and highway related structures. Transferring thereafter to South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads and Transportation Services in 1996 at local authority disaggregation initially within the Structures Section I was invited to join the Procurement Team in 1998. In 2002 I was responsible for the development and corporate roll out of their procurement strategy which included preparation of procurement guidance on selection criteria, weightings, scoring and the appropriateness of single, two and three stage tendering procedures above and below OJEU thresholds and on price quality assessment splits depending on nature and type of contracts. At the forefront of SLC’s first venture into project partnering I facilitated their first Partnering Workshop and promoted the implementation of NEC3.
Having joined Land Engineering [Scotland] Ltd in a bid management role in 2004 I later joined Caley Landscapes Ltd. EPS Ltd were then invited to work with MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd 2009 at the depth of the recession. The rise in profile and success which MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd have subsequently enjoyed is testament to what was achieved and the level of professional procurement service which Engineering Professional Services Ltd can provide.
I was appointed as Director of MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd in 2010 and then as Managing Director in 2012 until only very recently moving on from the company at the start of May 2014.
Ms Olive Leonard
Olive previously held the position of Procurement Assistant at Caley Landscapes Ltd where she was responsible for sourcing tender opportunities via public sector portals and for completing PQQ’s and with tender Quality Submissions. She is knowledgeable reviewing and interpreting both PQQ and ITT requirements. Having joined EPS Ltd at its establishment in 2009 and working closely with both commercial and operational staff at MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd since then she was integral to establishing their internal systems and processes to develop their procurement and bid management capability. Olive is experienced in bid managing the tender process interfacing with contract managers and estimators as required including managing queries and collating responses and ensuring cognisance is taken of these in submitting tenders. She is also experienced identifying company development requirements and producing constituent elements for inclusion in submissions such as job profiles, cv's etc. Olive is qualified in Business Administration and is responsible for arranging client appointments and organizing all other aspects of the business as our office manager. To develop civil engineering and construction as her specialist area of procurement she completed her HAUC Supervisor qualification and SMSTS certification in 2012. Olive is a certified internal auditor for ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 integrated quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems.
Ms Meghan Pugh
Meghan joined EPS Ltd soon very soon after our establishment in January 2010 to support our expanding workload and client base. She is experienced sourcing tender opportunities via public sector procurement portals completing PQQ and with tender Quality Submissions. Meghan is knowledgeable reviewing and interpreting PQQ and ITT requirements and establishing processes and procedures in consultation with both commercial and operational staff to develop internal company procurement systems to facilitate downloading and uploading tenders from and to public sector portals including Public Contracts Scotland. She is experienced preparing Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans incorporating Risk Assessments and Method Statements and other documentation to support contract delivery including Health and Safety Files on project completion. Meghan is qualified in Business Administration and to develop civil engineering and construction as her specialist area of procurement she successfully completed her HAUC Supervisor qualification and SMSTS certification. Meghan is also certified as an internal auditor for ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 integrated quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems. She is presently doing a BSc in Accounting on a part time basis at the University of West of Scotland.
Gerry joined EPS Ltd from MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd where he worked closely with us since January 2013 sourcing public sector tender opportunities and uploading and downloading documentation via public sector portals including Public Contracts Scotland. He was responsible for maintaining company accreditations at MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd including CHAS etc and for collating documentation for company awards including BALI and has been an invaluable addition to the team at EPS Ltd. He was recently successfull pre-qualifying MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd for several major high profile streetscape and infrastructure improvement projects. He is responsible for all aspects of IT at EPS Ltd. Gerry completed his SVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety in 2013 and is currently studying towards a BSc in Construction Management at Caledonian University on a day release basis. Gerry joined the professional Chartered Institute of Building as a student member in September 2013.