Business to Business

We exist to create homes, communities and local spaces that our customers can be proud of. We want to make a difference to our customers lives and we know that this is more than just increasing our stock of affordable homes.

Our Procurement team works with housing partners, suppliers and contractors to deliver a high-quality service that improves people’s life opportunities The team is responsible for sourcing a huge range of goods and services.

The way we manage our procurement and supply chain is increasingly important to our success, reputation and corporate social responsibility objectives. Good procurement practice and contract management can directly enhance our business performance by securing value for money. We aim to treat all our suppliers equally with integrity, fairness, and in a professional manner.

How Freebridge purchases goods, services and works

  • Direct tender: Freebridge has the ability to purchase all items through our own Procurement Portal, which is free to register with. 
  • Frameworks: Freebridge will also when needed, take advantage of pre-procured framework agreements through a number of different organisations

You can see all of our available opportunities in our Procurement Portal which provides a simple, secure and transparent sourcing process, whilst saving time and effort for buyers and suppliers. You can register at the link to receive alerts when opportunities arise.

Expectations of suppliers

  • Public Liability and Employers Liability insurance to the required level for the contract
  • Good Experian credit score
  • If engaging with tenants (on-site or remote), staff are to be DBS checked
  • Cyber Security Essentials accredited or equivalent
  • Full risk assessments and H&S policies for all works to be undertaken

The Official Transforming Public Procurement Knowledge Drops

Guidance has been designed to provide an overview of changes to the procurement regulations and aimed at those who have regular interactions with procurement.

All of the guidance is presented as 'Knowledge Drops' which provides an overview for three different audiences:

  • contracting authorities
  • suppliers
  • small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs)

You can read more and view the Knowledge Drop videos on the Official Transforming Public Procurememnt Knowledge Drops webpage.

More Information

The Procurement Act 2023

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