Finding the right supplier means acquiring the best products and services whilst achieving value for money. This section explains what we look for in our suppliers and how we advertise our tenders.

What we look for in a supplier

  • The supplier has the financial, commercial and technical capability to meet our requirements
  • A commitment to equal opportunities, environmental issues, safe systems of working and corporate responsibility
  • We require our contractor (building, grounds maintenance, cleaning) to be Constructionline accredited and CHAS compliant or similar Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) before we consider their service 
  • As a Living Wage Employer, we only work with organisations that comply with (at least) minimum wage legislation and employ staff on fair terms.

 In addition, we expect our suppliers to be aligned to Progress Housing Group in the following ways.

Progress Housing Group takes its responsibilities seriously under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 and requires this legislation to be an integral part of any future services provided to the Group. Progress Housing Group will seek opportunities to maximise social, environmental and economic value in all of its contracting opportunities

As a registered housing authority we have a responsibly to deliver services which are responsive and effective. No person applying for housing, for a job or for contracts within Progress Housing Group will be treated less favourably than any other person or group of people because of their race, colour, ethnic or national origin or because of their religion, gender, sexuality, disability, appearance, age, HIV status or marital status.

All our contractors must either have their own equal opportunities policy which is in line with our Group policy or, if they do not have a policy themselves, uphold our equal opportunities policy.

We aim to enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the environment by promoting sustainable communities and improving community cohesion, whilst making every effort to improve and protect the environment for current and future generations.

We expect our suppliers to have a similar vision to ourselves in terms of preventing pollution, using sustainable products and services and employing an environmental management strategy. 

 

We source suppliers through a series of quotations and quality checks if the service or product we want to buy is below £25,000. For everything over £25,000, we go through a formal tender process.

You can see our latest tenders on the www.housingprocurement.com

For more information on the tender process, please see our FAQs.