ResourcePoint: Group Discounts for Members of The Wheel

Welcome to ResourcePoint - The Wheel's Group Purchasing Network Supporting Irish Charities in their Buying Decisions.

ResourcePoint provides award-winning group discount purchasing options to members of The Wheel, allowing them to save money for the things that really matter.

Not yet a member of The Wheel? No problem - click here to discover more about what The Wheel and ResourcePoint could do for your non-profit, or read on to view all available offers now.

If you are interested in making real savings for your organisation please get in touch with us here and we will contact you shortly.

Click here for a case study on how ResourcePoint can cut your nonprofit costs.

What Does Resourcepoint Provide?

  1. Negotiated group discounts for key products/services used by charities 
  2. A dedicated ResourcePoint section on Wheel.ie to outline the discounts/services negotiated and available to users
  3. Ongoing tendering and introduction of new group discount schemes (as advised by our members)
  4. Regular promotions exclusive to members of The Wheel.
Why Group Purchasing?
 
Reduced funding is the continual biggest challenge facing our sector right now. We know from research that organisations in our sector require support in two stand out areas:
 
  • The area of managing cost (ranked 1st or 2nd by 33.4%)
  • The area of raising funds from alternative sources (ranked 1st or 2nd by 32.4%)
Because of the small individual purchasing that happens within our sector (74% of charities have turnover of less than €1million per annum) initial analysis estimated that upwards of €146 million could be saved across the sector if an effective purchasing arrangement was put in place. The Wheel piloted ResourcePoint back in 2013 to help achieve this. 
 

About The Pilot

The Wheel’s membership is diverse in scale and size. Our smallest 300 members would have a combined turnover of less than €14million per annum between them but our 21 largest members having a combined turnover of €1.08billion. The estimated turnover of The Wheel’s entire membership is calculated to be €1.4 - €1.5billion per annum. This is a significant combined purchasing power of a sector estimated to be contributing €6billion to the Irish economy annually.
 
Yet despite this combined strength a lot of small individual purchasing happens within the non-profit sector (74% of charities have turnover of less than €1million per annum) with many organisations paying over the odds for services at a time when they struggle with significant cuts to public funding while demand for their front line services increase.
 
The Wheel worked with the Achilles Group, a professional procurement company that allows communities to make better purchasing decisions by identifying and short-listing the right suppliers.We convened a pilot group of our members and analysed their spend on four test supply lines; Telecomms, Gas & Electricity, Stationery & Office Supplies and finally Printing.  The group tendering route delivered savings from 19% - 60% on these 4 supply lines alone.
 
Since the pilot The Wheel has introduced 12 supply lines to our members and will increase this number each year as our members identify and request further cost savings in key areas focussing on areas where spend is highest and where savings can be negotiated.
 
We have done our homework in partnering with a professional group like Achilles who can deliver real savings to our members.
 
We want ResourcePoint to become the one-stop-shop for our members in finding and securing significant savings in areas of expenditure and help you save and manage costs more efficiently.  
 

How Will Resourcepoint Work?

It couldn't be easier. Through the Pilot Scheme The Wheel negotiated group discounts for a number of key supply lines. The offers negotiated are detailed above. 
 
To avail of these offers just follow the links provided and contact each service provider as outlined. Each service provider will explain the benefits of the scheme and if you are happy to proceed just quote your membership number of The Wheel and you can avail of the service at the discounted group rate.  
 

Is There A Fee?

This service is currently completely free to members! 
 
Contractual arrangements with our suppliers and service providers could potentially change in the future which may necessitate the introduction of a service or admin fee for the service and if this were to ever happen we would work to ensure that such fees would be minimal and fair to members and not prohibitive to availing of the service discounts on offer. 
 

Can I Avail of this Service if I am not a Member of The Wheel?

Sadly No. The Wheel can only negotiate on behalf of its 1,300+ membership and therefore is only allowed offer the service to those members on whose behalf we negotiated. To avail of the service discounts please contact us about becoming a member of The Wheel. The more members we have, the more negotiating clout we have with suppliers which can he lp us negotiate further reductions in the future.  

 

Current ResourcePoint Offers


Did you know if your charity receives 40% or more funding from statutory sources then your organisation can qualify for government framework pricing?

Many charities seem unaware of what pricing they are entitled to so you could be missing out. 
 
What you could be missing out on:
  • Full free analysis of your landline usage that could result in savings up to 40% off your current landline charges
  • Charity phones start from as little as €11 ex vat per month for unlimited calls and texts within the ROI.
  • Charity workers can also avail of amazing rates: unlimited calls and texts and 2GB of data with a free smart phone for only €28.91 per month including vat.
  • As a member of a Charity you can avail of this exclusive offer for you and up to 3 members of your family.
So what do I do next?

To be contacted by one of The Wheel reps in Three Ireland for full free analysis of our Telecomms then leave your contact details here.


Energia supplies gas and electricity to over 40% of all SME's and 65,000 businesses nationwide.

Using Energia offers:

  • Highly competitive rates

  • Hassle free switching process

  • Excellent Customer Service

  • Online Account Management

  • Energia Extra - A loyalty programme for members

As part of the ResourcePoint Scheme Energia are offering an extra competitive rate to all members of The Wheel 

For more information about this offer see and click on the offer below, or to switch today simply call 1850 719 376 and quote the code list below and that you are a member of the Wheel.

 


BHP Insurances Ltd has been Insurance broker to members of The Wheel since 2010. We have worked in partnership to develop Insurance offerings which best suit the needs of your Non-Profit organisations.

These offerings are exclusive to members of The Wheel and can only be purchased by contacting the dedicated team in BHP Insurances. On average we have saved over 40% on insurance premiums to the hundreds of members who have purchased their insurance policies through us.

There is no cover which cannot be purchased for our members, and below is a list of covers which our current members have purchased.

Public Liability | Employers Liability including cover for volunteers | Property Insurance | Business Interruption | All Risks | Directors and Officers Liability | Legal Expenses | Personal Accident | Professional Indemnity | Medical Malpractice

To arrange for an immediate quotation, please contact Mark Lee in BHP Insurances. Policies can be purchased immediately with policy documents issued on the same day of purchase.

Mark Lee | Associate Director | T: 01-6299927 | M: 086 389 7749 | Email: mlee@bhpinsurance.ie

For more information please click here

BHP Insurances Ltd is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

 

Free Offer to members of The Wheel:

Protecting your organisation, your Board and your reputation is often based on keeping up with changes in legislation, understanding how they affect your organisation, and putting training and processes in place to ensure that you are compliant.

BHP are offering all members of The Wheel a FREE initial audit of your pension scheme which will allow your organisation to ensure that you are:

  • Compliant with changes in Trustee legislation (which became effective 1st February 2012) &

  • Availing of one of the most suitable pension packages on the market.

Ask yourself these 4 simple questions:

  • Are we currently paying large trustee fees?
  • If not, has each of our Trustees completed the obligatory training?
  • Are our pension funds getting competitive investment returns?
  • Are we availing of some of the lowest fees and charges on the market?

For further information on this offering and a free initial review of your current portfolio, please contact Paraic O’Mahony  on 01-6202030, e-mail: info@bhpinsurance.ie or click on the attached link: click here for a copy of our mandate.

For more information please click here

BHP Insurances Ltd is regulated by the Central Bank of Irelands

 

The Office Centre - Your Local Irish Store

The Office Centre Logo

The Office Centre is your one stop shop for an extensive range of Stationery, Office Supplies, Inks & Toner, Business Machines and lots more – all available for next day delivery (or collection from your local store).  In addition talk to us about your Office Furniture Space Planning requirements.

Services available in our retail shops include Photocopying, Faxing, Laminating, Binding and Printing from memory stick.

Guaranteed 60% off own-brand products for members of The Wheel!

Contact us to get set up with a personal login to place orders and give you acess to best possible pricing for members of The Wheel!

Contact:  Lo-call 1890 989 789  |  E:  sales@theofficecentre.com

Kea Lew Business Park, Limerick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

 

NumberCruncher – Smart Accounting Services from Bradán Consulting

Switch over to our exclusive offer for members of The Wheel:

WHAT YOU GET

  • LOW COST Bookkeeping and Accounting – cloud-based, up-to-date. See Pricing Plans

  • FREE Financial Process - Policy and Procedures – customised, compliant. Click here

  • REDUCE Audit Time and Costs – for companies limited by guarantee. Read more

BENEFITS FOR YOU

  • SAVE TIME - Free up time to deliver your services

  • BETTER DECISIONS - Financial Information at your fingertips

  • SAVE MONEY - Admin Costs – Bookkeeping, IT, Accounts, Audit

  • PEACE OF MIND – Best Practice Compliance Built-In

Rates discounted by 5% for members of The Wheel

Click here to learn more.
 

 

Doggett Print & Design - More Than Just Your Print Partner

Doggett Print & Design

A Unique & Professional Service

There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach their goals.

We endeavour to create long-lasting and prosperous relationships with our client partners.

The Difference is in Our Service

We love what we do. The passion we have for our work enables us to take ownership of our clients’ projects and constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products and service possible.

From a simple one-colour business card to a complex seven-colour corporate prospectus, we have the presses to handle the job.

At Doggett Group we provide our clients with effective print solutions. Whether you need commercial offset or digital printing, graphic design, or mailing and fulfillment services, our team remains focused on helping you achieve your goals through the entire print cycle.

Talk to Doggett Group about your printing requirements and make sure to check in on our promotional pages. Our experience in the voluntary sector is well respected and we would be delighted to work with your organisation.

Visit our website: www.doggettgroup.ie for more information or contact us via: sales@doggettgroup.ie or on 01 453 3151.

For further information on all of these offers, or to place an order, please contact Keith Courtney on:

Ph:  (01) 453 3151  |  M: 087 065 1280  | E: keith@doggettgroup.ie.

 

Achilles Group:  SUPPLY-LINE for Procurement

Achilles logo

What is Supply-Line?

Achilles Supply-Line is your trusted connection to over 5,000 validated suppliers of products and services – designed to maximize value and transparency, minimize risk, and reduce effort and cost for your non-profit organisation.

It is an online database of over 5,000 prequalified suppliers covering 1,000s of products, services and works, and the engine behind The Wheel’s ResourcePoint programme which has already achieved savings of up to 50% for charities across Ireland.

Now, for the first time, Achilles is offering access to Supply-Line to members of The Wheel across all product and service lines.

Supply-Line enables your community, voluntary or charitable organisation to:

  • Ensure you get real value for money on everything from commercial vehicles to specialist medical equipment

  • Show your organisation’s purchasing processes are transparent, validated and compliant, with built-in recording of all transactions

  • Demonstrate integrity and sustainability in your organisation’s financial governance

  • Actively manage risks (including physical and reputational risks) associated with spending public funds and providing public services
     
  • Reduce staff/volunteer time and effort spent on the tendering/purchasing process, allowing you to direct these resources towards your organisation’s core activities and mission. 

To find out more, click here to view a short, user-friendly powerpoint presentation explaining the service – what it is, and how it could benefit your organisation.

You can click here to read more about the service, Download an application form, or to speak to one of the Achilles team, please get in touch today.

Contact Laura or Alan on (01) 402 0114, or email thewheel@Achilles.com.

We’ll be happy to talk through your individual requirements and advise you on how Achilles Supply-Line could save your organisation money, time and effort when purchasing goods and services – not to mention the transparency, compliance and reduced risk an Achilles Supply-Line membership guarantees.

 

Fornax LED

At Fornax LED, our goal is to deliver cost effective lighting solutions to our clients that reduce operating costs, reduce maintenance and improve light quality. Through our panel of manufacturers, we tailor our solutions to our clients needs and can project manage the complete installation or consult with our clients installation team.

What Fornax LED ltd offer Wheel members:

  • As a Wheel/Resource Point partner, we offer special pricing to all members.

  • A one stop shop for energy saving LED lighting, installation and rebate application.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • We offer a supply and fit service OR a supply only service if you wish for the work to be carried out by your existing electricians.
  • Excellent levels of cost reduction on lighting, for the lifetime of the product (circa 10 years).

Click here to register your interest and hear more about Fornax.

 

Chris Mee Group

Chris Mee Group

Services:  The Chris Mee Group was founded in 1996 as a specialist health and safety consultancy firm. We are now a leading provider of Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental services, including:

  • Training (Manual Handling, Safe Pass, First Aid, Fire Safety, Food Hygiene, Train The Trainer, and many more)
  • Consultancy (Safety Statements, Audits, Risk Assessments, Construction Safety, Safety Management, Fire Safety Engineering, Ergonomics, Behaviour Based Safety, and much more)
  • Personnel/Recruitment (Permanent and Temporary)
  • Carbon Action (Carbon emissions training and consultancy)
We believe in developing close working relationships with our clients in order to gain a complete understanding of their operations and requirements and then provide practical solutions that reduce risk whilst increasing quality and productivity.
 
The Chris Mee Group has centres in Cork, Dublin and London, and provides services throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe.
 
We have over 19 years’ experience during which time we have built up a team of over 100 professionals based out of our Irish and UK offices.
 
  • We offer over 100 training courses across all health and safety fields nationwide as well as courses in professional development
  • The Chris Mee Group specialise in competitive and professional turnkey solutions designed to fulfil all your health, safety, quality and environmental requirements
  • Our accreditations include SOLAS (FÁS), FETAC (QQI), NEBOSH, IOSH, and many more.

Offer to Members of The Wheel:  
 

The Chris Mee Group are offering all members of The Wheel 15% off any of our Training or Consultancy services. 

Contact Details:  For more information about this offer, click here, or you can drop us an email at thewheel@cmse.ie or call our team on 1850 315 415.

 

Adare Human Resource Management 

AdareHRM logo

Adare Human Resource Management has put in place a support structure - exclusively for members of The Wheel - to avail of discounted Human Resource and Employment Law Support Services.

AdareHRM Team

Adare Human Resource Management (an Irish Company) are leading experts in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management in Ireland. We have worked extensively with charities and not-for-profit organisations and have the experience, expertise and dedication required to support the complex requirements of the sector.

The need for all organisations to have compliant employment terms and conditions and HR policies in place should be a priority area for all member organisations.  The Wheel’s aim, through partnership with Adare Human Resource Management, is to support member organisations towards achieving compliance by offering cost-effective HR supports from our experienced partner HR supplier.

Employment Law Support Services

From compliance with your contracts of employment and employee policies and procedures, industrial relations disputes through to legal representation at third parties, our Partnership Programme provides you with the advice and support your organisation requires.

  • Contracts of Employment - fully compliant with employment legislation and reflect best practice

  • Employee Handbook - the required HR policies and procedures (Employee Handbook) in line with employment legislation and organisational requirements, as well as any future changes to employment legislation to ensure your documentation keeps up to date.

  • Dedicated HR and Employment Law Advisor - to understand and support your organisation with advice

  • HR and Employment Law Helpdesk - access to our Helpdesk providing telephone and email advice on all Employment Law, Industrial Relations and HR queries or issues.

  • HR / Employee Relations / Industrial Relations Guidance -Through the issuing, review and management of letters / correspondence relating to employee and / or industrial relations issues, we ensure effective oversight to reduce any potential exposure for the organisation.

At Adare Human Resource Management we ensure organisations have the full remit of supports available to them. In addition to our Partnership Programme supports, as required, organisations can avail of:

  • Onsite HR Management - Our HR and Employment Law consultants can provide the onsite support for eventualities such as the management of grievances, disciplinaries or bullying / harassment investigations on behalf of the organisation
  • Industrial Relations Advice & Dispute Management - Our Industrial Relations (IR) supports assist both unionised and non-unionised organisations with all aspects of industrial relations from conciliation and negotiation through to representation at industrial relations institutions
  • Legal Representation - Our Employment Law solicitors provide legal advice on all aspects of complex employment law issues and represent our clients as needed in third parties such as the Rights Commissioner, Labour Relations Commission (LRC), Labour Court and Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT).

Linea

Linea is the most comprehensive, up to date HR and Employment Law online resource available for HR practitioners, managers, accountants and those tasked with responsibility for people management.

Members exclusively enjoy:

  • 24/7 access to a powerful knowledge resource with high search functionality

  • Comprehensive guidance on all aspects of Employment Law – information on all key pieces of Employment Legislation and regulations affecting your organisation, employment related cases and practical solutions including FAQ’s

  • Access to an extensive list of Human Resource best practice toolkits, templates, company policies, forms, letters, checklists and employment related calculators.

Human Resource Management Consultancy Services

Our HR and consulting services help leading Organisations in the Charity/ Not for Profit Sector throughout Ireland manage the complex HR challenges they face. We provide a range of HR consulting services that are not only solution focused, but are proactive to endure we consistently deliver upon the needs of your organisation.

  • Conflict/ Dispute Resolution and Investigations - Our Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution services promote the resolution of workplace disputes at the lowest level possible using conflict resolution and collaborative processes. Our Consultants serve as an impartial third party to help manager as and employees express their workplace concerns, resolve and manage conflict, and learn more productive ways of communicating

  • Organisational Development and Change - Effective people and performance management presents an ongoing challenge for Organisations, particularly in a continuously changing environment. We review existing systems and make recommendations for change based on our experience of best practice

  • Human Resource Management Excellence - Human Resource Management Excellence seeks to ensure that each aspect of HR from recruitment and induction through to performance and retention are meeting the short to longer-term people and Organisational needs.

Contact Details:  For further information on this discounted offering, please contact Tom McDonagh on (01) 561 3594, or e-mail: info@adarehrm.ie.

 

Say Hello to Printers with Free Unlimited Ink!

Cartridge Green
 
At Cartridge Green we believe that everyone should be free to print whatever they want without worrying about the cost of ink. Too many charities and their volunteers have fallen into the trap of buying cheap printers only to discover that they cost a small fortune to keep in ink. And not only that, printer cartridges today print less pages than ever meaning you now have to replace the ink more often. Sounds crazy right? Well not anymore - say hello to free unlimited ink from Cartridge Green!
 
So how does it work?
Simply choose your new printer. Standard functionality includes A4 colour printing, scanning and copying as well as double sided printing. There are options for A3 printers also. The really great thing is that no matter what printer you choose, you will get 13 months free unlimited ink so you can fix your annual cost but print as much as you like.
 
Is it right for me?
In terms of suitability for your charity, the printers are capable of handling low to moderate print use so they are perfect if you are a volunteer or a small charity that spends money on printer cartridges but don’t have a huge print volume. For larger print volumes, we recommend a Managed Print Solution, services that we also offer to members of The Wheel.
 
If you are interested in a Managed Print Solution please CLICK HERE AND SEND US YOUR CONTACT DETAILS and one of our representatives will contact you to discuss your requirements.
 
How do I get my ink?
If you are located near a Cartridge Green store simply pop in to get your ink. (http://www.cartridgegreen.ie/cms/store-locations/
 
If you don’t live near a store, we give you envelopes when you sign up that you use to return the empty  cartridges. We then return the cartridges to you full and ready to go. And because you get an unlimited supply of ink for 13 months, you can do this as many times as you like!
 
What happens after 13 months?
You can renew your subscription each year from only €89 and continue to get an unlimited supply of ink for a further 13 months.
 
I want to go ahead – what’s next?

You can sign up at your nearest Cartridge Green store or online at http://www.cartridgegreen.ie/cms/shop. When you sign up online we will ship your new printer to you the very next day!.

 

HSF health plan is the trading company of the charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund. Our heritage means we have no ostentatious head office building and no overloaded administration or sales commission. Instead, there is a culture of care for you and your family and a policy of sharing any surplus with medical charities, local hospitals and hospices as well as individuals with a serious illness or a disability.

For more information contact (lo-call) 1890 451451 or visit www.hsf.ie.


Recosi is a premium re-seller of corporate quality refurbished laptops, refurbished desktops and peripherals. All of our equipment is either ex-corporate or ex-government departments and are tier 1 Brands such as HP, Dell, Lenovo. They come data–wiped to highest Government standards and have a 12 month warranty. When originally purchased they would have been to the highest build specification. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher all of our refurbished computers or laptops are correctly installed and licensed.
 
We refurbish the equipment to the best possible standard, including:
 
  • Installation of new operating systems
  • New Microsoft Refurbisher license supplied
  • Cleaned inside and out.
Members of The Wheel will get a 15% discount on all products. 
 

Recosi (Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry) sell through Green IT (www.greenit.ie).
 

 



Further Information

Real Results with ResourcePoint - A Case Study

The Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association achieves super savings by using ResourcePoint!

The Charity: Background

The Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association is a voluntary organisation run by parents and friends of people in County Limerick, Clare, and northern Tipperary who live with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. The association provides services to close to 100 families, and members range in age from new-borns to adults.

Services are free of charge and include physiotherapy, orthotics, counselling, special bikes and equipment, computer classes, leadership and self-awareness development, summer camps, swimming and art lessons, wheelchair sports, paid extra tuition, parental support, social activities, respite, Wheels in Motion social group, sexuality awareness courses, drug awareness training, and much more.

The Challenge: Save Money

The Limerick Branch of the Irish Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus came into being on October 26th, 1968.  The Mid Western Association was formed in the early 80’s, independently from the National Association. As a completely independent charity, every cent raised goes directly towards services. As the Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association does not receive any funds from any national association and is 42% funded by the HSE, they rely heavily on fundraising to continue to provide much needed services.

The Solution: ResourcePoint

Gillian O’Gorman, Director of Services, heard about ResourcePoint through an email from The Wheel in 2014.  “I thought it was an excellent concept” she says.  “It also came at a really good time – my own objective for that year was to cut our utility costs by 10% - not to mention the way that charities were hit that year after the negative publicity in the media”.  Gillian immediately contacted the ResourcePoint team to express her interest in exploring cost-saving opportunities with as many of the new suppliers as possible.  She had always tried to keep running costs as low as possible in the Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association, but now, rather than having to search for suppliers individually, service providers (ResourcePoint affinity partners) started coming directly to her – “and everything seemed to be cheaper!” she says.

The Results: Savings!

By switching over to ResourcePoint affinity partners, the Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association has saved in the following areas:
 
AreaResourcePoint Supplier% Annual Saving (based on the previous year’s spend)
EnergyEnergia48%
Water CoolersGlenpatrick Water33%
StationeryThe Office Centre57-77% (anticipated savings figure – contract only awarded in the last few months)
TelecommsThree Ireland15% (anticipated savings figure – contract only awarded in the last few months)
PrintingDoggett Group

8%

 

ResourcePoint Service Directory

In addition to the service options above you can also view a full list of vetted suppliers on our online Supplier Directory. 

Click Here To View Directory

ResourcePoint Handbook 

Winter/Spring 2015 Handbook Cover

To complement the online Directory, there is also a quarterly Handbook available to all our members packed with relevant suppliers and hints and tips on how to manage costs across a range of services.  View/download the Handbook by clicking below:

Get in Touch

Do you have feedback on ResourcePoint?  Or, are you a service provider who wants to get on board with ResourcePoint?