…the role of planning supervisor proved an invaluable assistance to Novartis Grimsby. Attention to detail due to the contamination issues…and all associated health and safety issues …. in all cases carried out in full. One of the highlights was the close working relationship adopted between yourselves and the Novartis team… which had a hands on non-adversarial approach. The fees involved in employing RVA based on quality and content of the service provided were well justified………
I was searching…..for companies who could assist GSK in looking for contractors capable of decontaminating our production facility for penicillin and its derivative….. We asked RVA for a proposal that would add value, as we in GSK had our ideas on the approach. This you did…… An excellent scope of work was prepared and a number of site visits for pre-qualification arranged. The GSK technical staff who took part in the pre-qualification were impressed with the potential bidders selected by RVA. The quality of the tender document prepared by RVA meant the bids fully encompassed all the work expected by GSK. The general opinion from my Project Manager and team involved in the wider project is that RVA have delivered a lot in a short time….. Our confidence in RVA being able to add further value is such that the opinion of the team is that full time input from RVA when we start the decontamination work will be of real assistance.
……..I thought it only right that I sent you a letter congratulating RVA on their excellent performance throughout the project… This has been a £3.2m project delivered ahead of time and under budget….if we have any further demolition projects we would certainly use your services again.
I would just like to pen a few lines thanking RVA for their excellent input into the exit of a number of products from the GSK site at Irvine, Ayrshire and the subsequent decontamination and demolition of the buildings across the site.
…..as importantly it was obvious that the key contractors in the Decontamination and Demolition industry respect RVA’s expertise and knew that working on an ‘RVA project’ was important with regard to their reputation as being seen as a ‘1st Division player’ in the industry.
GSK’s priority on the project was safety, with cost a very important, but not overriding driver. RVA produced a very thorough evaluation of all the bids. The GSK contractor evaluation process, using this evaluation, was used to make the final selection of the principal contractor to do the work and this process was very well supported by RVA.
RVA’s focus on safety during the project was excellent, carrying our comprehensive reviews of the contractors safe systems of work at every stage of the job and auditing the work area on a daily basis.
Finally the project was completed on time and under budget.
‘…I wish to record Aventis’s thanks for the RVA role as Planning Supervisor and Project Manager………. The various projects totalling £3.7M have been completed on budget and time with an exemplary safety record…’
..This was a potentially difficult project with a high level of contaminated waste generated. The works were executed from within a very compact site right in the middle of a fully operational pharmaceutical works. As you had not worked at Glaxo Wellcome…..there was an element of risk on our part. However, your personnel adapted well….and our ‘gamble’ paid off.