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Working with suppliers

Last year we invested nearly £59m in repairing and maintaining homes and £175m on new properties. So it’s important we can access the best suppliers and achieve good value for money when we need to outsource.

That’s why we've launched an innovative new dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for responsive repairs works from September 2018.
Available through our Delta e-sourcing portal, potential suppliers can find more details here.

Sovereign is proud to partner 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.

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

  • law and jurisdiction
  • equalities and diversity
  • 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.

If you are an existing supplier and you need to contact us or would like to enquire about becoming a supplier, please email procurement@sovereign.org.uk

If you are an existing supplier engaged in an active sourcing activity for what was formerly Spectrum Housing group, please email procurement@sovereign.org.uk and highlight in the subject section of the email the relevant tender. 

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. There are a number of other criteria we evaluate including quality, reliability, safety, service and maintenance.

OJEU threshold limits and above

Requirements above the relevant OJEU 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 must place Notices advertising our tenders in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The Notices details the following;

  • Requirements
  • Pre-qualification criteria
  • Procurement timetable

The current thresholds are:

  • Supply and Service contracts - £181,302
  • Works contracts - £4,551,413