Best Practice in Procurement

As a not for profit  procurement consortia, Consortium Procurement understands and supports the need to act in a fair, open and ethical manner across all aspects of contracting and working with our membership to create strong and prosperous neighbourhoods.

We encourage ethical behaviours in the profession through the research, events, tender, contract and monitoring activities we regularly undertake.  We believe that through educating both the members (buyers) and supply chain (supply partners) we work with on a daily basis, and creating a collaborative effort to eradicate unethical activity, reduce risk and save money, we can improve the environment we operate in.

Consortium Procurement is continually ensuring compliance with legislation that underpins ethical purchasing, for example the Modern Slavery and Social Value Acts.

“In the increasingly litigious market we find ourselves in, it is vital that organisations comply with the relevant procurement and industry requirements for any activity they undertake. We continuously monitor changes in legislation to ensure compliance at all times.”
– Louise Chase, Head of Procurement & Contracts

Complying with the Social Value Act 2012

Consortium Procurement strives to deliver best service in accordance with the Social Value Act 2012 principles and provides on-going support at the highest level to its members.

We supported the development of the Social Value toolkit together with HACT and other like-minded organisations to respond to the needs of our membership. Given the shifting landscape of delivering more for less, we believe the Social Value & Procurement: A toolkit for housing providers and contractors which was launched in June 2016, will bridge the gap between the requirements of the social housing sector, public bodies and other housing organisations by drawing on in depth research practices and precise social impact measurement.

Please contact us if you would like to receive more information.

Complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Consortium Procurement fully supports the principles of the Modern Slavery Act, and is committed to ensuring the suppliers on our frameworks are compliant with it. Since its introduction we have included a compliance check within the selection stage of our new frameworks and we review existing suppliers statements on an annual basis. Once the statements have been reviewed and checked by our procurement team we are happy to share with members, upon request.