Members have two search options, either to search via a free text box or by using pre-defined categories. We use a tagging and keyword system, so suppliers, events, services and documents are tagged with key search terms that we predict members will use to search. We also monitor what members are searching for on a regular basis, which allows us to recommend existing suppliers, add new more appropriate tags and source new suppliers if we need to
“Although we are geographically remote from Consortium Procurement and our requirements at first didn’t appear to be an exact fit under the TECS framework, this didn’t prevent Consortium Procurement from delivering an excellent result for us in very short timescales.“
Richard Turner, Procurement Business Partner, Wokingham BC
Northern Housing Consortium
We are part of the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), but our reach is national. The NHC represents the views of housing organisations in the North of England. NHC bring its members together to share ideas, represent their interests and ensure they are heard at a regional and national government level.