Procurement opportunities with Solihull Community Housing

AnnekeWe were delighted to welcome Solihull Community Housing’s procurement team to the CEFS Networking Event on 18 November at the new Enterprise Zone in Smith’s Wood. 

Solihull Community Housing (SCH) is an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) that was established in April 2004 to takeover the management of housing services on behalf of Solihull Council. SCH’s responsibilities include the management and maintenance of the Council’s housing stock which consists of approximately 11,000 properties. This portfolio includes houses, maisonettes, high rise and low rise flats, sheltered accommodation and community centres.

Anneke Clarke, Procurement Manager at SCH, gave a short talk on how they buy services, the procurement stages and timescales, and ended with her top tips for completing PQQs (Pre Qualification Questionnaires) and Tender applications. 

If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry. Here are the presentation slides and a useful handout which includes a list of tender opportunities which are going to be issued in 2016:

Never miss a tender opportunity by signing up to receive e-alerts from CSW-JETS – Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire’s joint e-tendering system. It’s free and anyone can subscribe.

Anneke will be back on 13 January 2016 to co-deliver a more in-depth workshop on public sector procurement. To attend this session, register here.


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