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Current News
WLCF subscriptions will be low
At the 2004 AGM in May, it was agreed to reintroduce membership subscriptions to facilitate the programme of changes and improvements that WLCF will make to the Online Comparator Tool.
Membership subscriptions will be just £500+VAT, which is down from £3,000+VAT in previous years!
Gardiner & Theobald are newest WLCF Accredited Trainers
WLCF welcomes Gardiner & Theobald as the newest Accredited WLCF Trainers, having recently completed the required process.
Whole life cost training is now offered to all WLCF Members by The Solution Organisation and Gardiner & Theobald at discounted rates and will be structured to your company requirements.
WLCF opens Supplier category
Suppliers information is critical to the whole life cost process, and to that end we are offering a new member category for suppliers.
Suppliers will be able to attach product information to our website and Tool contact directory, and will have to have run their products through the WLCF Tool to be ready to provide members with complete WLC data on request. This will improve the data contained within the online tool and make it much easier to use at early stages of product or system selection.
Suppliers looking for further details should email info@wlcf.org.uk .
WLCF Online Tool undergoes further development
The WLCF Online Tool has been upgraded and refined following feedback from users.
In the suppliers data entry table there are now subordinate information lines to support supplier's data. This allows users to understand the costs in terms of man-hours, plant and machinery employed.
There is also now the facility for the project originator to delete supplier's quotes if the data entered is incorrect or out of date.
Previous Stories
WLCF AGM Date Announced
The 2004 WLCF AGM will take place on 28th May at The Blue Eyed Maid on Borough High St, SE1. Proceedings will begin at 6.30pm, with drinks and networking from 6.00pm. All Founder Members, Members and Registered Users are invited to attend. Nearest tube/train stations are Borough and London Bridge. To register your attendance, please contact the Chairman .
New Registered Users Welcomed to WLCF
WLCF welcomes all new Registered Users to the Online Comparator Tool . 9 new Registered Users have joined since the last issue of Update. Remember that WLCF Registered Users display the WLCF logo.
WLCF Updates Now Online
Download new editions of WLCF Update – the WLCF e-newsletter. Read the latest news from WLCF and the world of whole life costs. All WLCF Members and Registered Users receive WLCF Update by email. WLCF Update requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.
WLCF Membership Reopened
WLCF membership was reopened following the 3rd AGM on June 5th with two new categories of membership (member and registered user) to join the existing category of founder member. Each category has different benefits and costs detailed here.
WLCF Chairman Key Speaker at National Housing Federation annual conference
Brad Bamfield, the WLCF chairman, is a key speaker at the National Housing Federation annual conference Building Better Futures 14 -16th July 2003 in Coventry. His topic is designing for low maintenance. More details here.
The NHS Procure 21 process uses the same methodology and structure as the WLCF online tool.
Using the WLCF online tool is not just restricted to Procure 21 it can be used for any purchase decision anywhere in the supply chain. Online Tool.
WLCF Training
The WLCF has now appointed its first accredited training providers. So whether you want to go it alone or are looking for professional help go to Training
WLCF Online Comparator Tool launched to Public on 1st May 2003
The WLCF Online Tool was publicly launched by Brad Bamfield the WLCF Chairman with speakers Don Ward and Noel Foley.
WLCF Online Comparator Tool now available to members and non members
The WLCF Online Tool is now available online For details on the Tool please use the links above. Access to the tool is through the link below.Once registered you can store both your own, and suppliers whole life cost bids and information securely online.
New website for WLCF
The web site has been updated with new guidance and information. There is a new Training section that provides general presentations to get you started and technical information about NPV and Discounting.
WLCF Suppliment in Builder Magazine
Look out for the special WLCF Suppliment in the next edition of Builder Magazine, released Friday 2nd May 2003.
WLCF Members existing Tool passwords are now not useable.
The password and log on details provided during the Tool user testing are no longer valid. To restore access please register your company here.