Working with suppliers

We are proud to work with a diverse range of suppliers, at both local and national levels. We’re committed to conducting our business in a lawful and ethical manner, working clearly and transparently. This includes the suppliers which we choose to engage with.

If you’d like to be considered as a supplier, please register on the Intend platform Opens in new window as this will notify you of any upcoming opportunities. (Following our merger in October 2023, we're working to bring all our services together but our procurement processes are currently still separate. Visit the Network Homes website Opens in new window for more information on supplier opportunities there too.)

You can also read more about our commitment to maximising social value opportunities through our supply chain.

We expect our suppliers to comply with our various codes of conduct which covers:

  • Law and jurisdiction
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Health and Safety
  • Training
  • Social Value
  • Sustainability
  • Eligibility and Standards
  • The Modern Slavery Act

Sovereign also expects our suppliers to hold themselves and subcontractors to the standards and practices covered by our standards.

We work with our suppliers to deliver contracts which are robust, fit for purpose and maximise value for money for Sovereign as well as striving to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of our buying and sourcing solutions.

How we evaluate 

Supplier selection is based on overall value for money to ensure the most economically advantageous contracts to Sovereign and surety of supply, with tenders including a weighted scoring approach to key project specific quality and price criteria.

PCR threshold limits and above

Requirements above the relevant Public Contracts Regulation (PCR) threshold levels - whether renewals or for new requirements - will be taken forward in accordance with the public procurement regulations and best practice.

Where applicable Sovereign will place notices advertising our tenders. The notices detail the following:

  • requirements
  • pre-qualification criteria
  • award criteria
  • procurement timetable.

The current thresholds from 1 January 2022 (including VAT and based on full contract term) are: 

  • Goods and Service contracts - £213,477
  • Works contracts - £5,336,937

If you have any other questions or queries and would like to contact the procurement team, please email us at Opens in new window.