Govan Housing Association follows a procurement process when purchasing goods and services. We seek to procure services in a manner that not only complies with current legislation and best practice, but also works creatively and collaboratively to support the local economy in Govan.
We do this as we want to provide better services to our customers whilst obtaining the best possible value for money when buying from external contractors and suppliers.
We work with contractors and suppliers to ensure that our procurement activities reflect our sustainable corporate objectives and, in particular, that our larger procurement exercises also deliver community benefits.
We encourage all sizes of organisations, including small- and medium-sized enterprises, to compete for business from us as we recognise that they are key local employers making significant contributions to their communities and local economies.
Delivering Value for Money
In all our procurement activities we will aim to achieve the best ‘value for money’ in a sustainable manner by ensuring that, whenever appropriate, we assess quality, cost and sustainability. We recognise that the lowest cost will not necessarily be the best value in the longer term, particularly when the contract being procured has a high degree of service delivery.
We recognise the importance of sustainable procurement and our duty to demonstrate that we are procuring in a manner that improves the economic, social and environmental wellbeing (including the reduction of inequality) of the communities in which we operate.
We advertise all of our opportunities on the Scottish Government’s Public Contracts Scotland website and we encourage prospective contractors or suppliers to sign up to receive notifications about any contract opportunities.
We will ensure that our procurement processes are fair and comply with legal requirements including European Union procurement rules and Scottish Government legislation, particularly the changes required by the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and any supplementary guidance issued by the Scottish Government.
If you see a contract advertised that your company is interested in tendering for, you should follow the instructions given in the Contract Notice or advert.
If you have any procurement questions outwith a formal Contract Notice please call our Corporate Services department on 0141 440 6871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Get in touch