The Group spends over £200 million each year via contracts with its preferred suppliers covering a range of goods and services such as food and uniforms for care homes, repairs and construction materials, utilities, office supplies, waste management, professional services and transport. In addition, there is a large capital investment programme covering building schemes, computers, communications and other equipment.
As a registered provider of social housing, we work in line with EU procurement directives to advertise and award tenders. Where the estimated value of the contract is expected to exceed the financial thresholds of the European Procurement Directives, currently £164,176 for goods and certain services, and £4,104,394 for public works contracts, the requirement will be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). OJEU is available electronically free of charge via the internet at Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). The Group also advertises tenders on the Government’s Contracts Finder website and Public Contracts Scotland.
The Sanctuary Group eTendering portal- ProContract gives potential and existing suppliers an easy way to respond to our tenders. Our online system allows us to give suppliers the most up-to-date tender information while reducing email traffic and paper waste. All tenders are posted on the portal and applications from suppliers are managed through the online tool. Suppliers can register on the portal at any time. When we post tenders for the goods or services you selected at the time of registration, you will receive automatic emails containing a link to the latest opportunity. We welcome interest from small, medium and large supply organisations who share our approach in the way they work. Details of English contracts awarded over £25,000 will be published on Contracts Finder.