Housing sector to make major savings on telecoms procurement
Procurement for Housing has launched a new telecommunications agreement which will create significant savings for social landlords on the procurement of calls, lines, data and unified communications as well as mobile communication, training and consultancy.
Three housing consortia create 'social value' buying alliance
A new procurement alliance which will generate social outcomes as well as cost savings for over 1,000 social landlords is being set up by Fusion21, the Northern Housing Consortium and Procurement for Housing.
The new alliance aims to overcome the duplication and complexity created by the range of consortia options available to the housing sector. It will also link procurement spend to wider community benefits such as job creation, training for disadvantaged groups and supporting local SME suppliers.
Working in Partnership
Procurement for Housing (PfH) is a national procurement organisation dedicated to social housing groups. It provides a procurement solution for over 700 UK social housing providers, managing the supply of over £1.5m of goods and services every week. Northgate is the only vehicle hire company represented on the framework and it has recently secured an agreement to have short term rental rates displayed to members on the PfH website.
A recent survey of 134 housing providers, conducted by Fusion21 and Procurement for housing, found that 27% of social landlords saw sustainable retrofit as the biggest challenge facing the social housing housing sector, prioritsing it above risks posed by the general economic downturn, reduced development programmes and housing benefit cuts.
Procurement for Housing announces e-procurement partnership with ProcServe.
7 April 2010
Custom built eProcurement marketplace will help social housing sector gain visibility and control over spending, enabling more strategic and cost-effective purchasing decisions.
VAT change to threaten housing jobs
17 October 2008
The removal of a VAT concession on the wages of temporary housing staff will cost social housing organisations £135m and lead to major job losses at a time when the sector can least afford it, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and Procurement for Housing (PfH) have warned.
Housing consortium short-listed for two national purchasing awards
23 June 2008
Procurement for Housing (PfH), the national buying consortium dedicated to the social
housing sector, has been short-listed for two highly prestigious purchasing and supply
English Partnerships Chair to challenge complacency within housing sector's sustainability drive
12 May 2008
Robert Napier, the chair of the government’s national regeneration agency, English Partnerships will warn
social landlords that there is no room for complacency in the drive to create sustainable homes at
Procurement for Housing’s annual conference on 13 May.
'Back local merchants' housing sector urged
Date: 28 March 2008
Following Alistair Darling’s Budget pledge to help SMEs win 30% of public sector contracts over the next five
years, social landlords are being urged to back smaller local merchants and boost business sustainability in their