EU Compliant Procurement

About Procurement for Housing

Procurement for Housing
As the only national procurement organisation dedicated to the needs of the social housing sector, PfH is an essential business tool for social landlords. The consortium generates substantial savings by harnessing the collective purchasing power of housing organisations. By reducing procurement costs, organisations can reinvest resources in front-line services, decent homes and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Telecommunications & Associated Services Framework

The Telecommunications and Associated Services Framework enables you to manage your telecommunications costs efficiently and effectively. You can benefit from calls, lines, data and unified services and, mobile communications from a wide range of the most competitive providers. You can also take advantage of consultancy and training services.

Why choose this framework?

  • It has been developed by working with telecoms experts and a Member product group to ensure that it addresses the needs of the sector
  • You have access to 6 market leading experts delivering unrivalled potential for savings and value for money.
  • It's a national agreement and so can meet your needs wherever you are in the UK.
  • You gain access to online resources, including market updates, reports and guidance on the effect of market changes in telecoms.
  • Andrew Carlin, commercial director at Procurement for Housing said: "We set up a telecoms product group including ten housing organisations to ensure this agreement covers the latest technology and meets the sector's requirements. I'm confident that with national supplier coverage, wide choice and opportunity for further savings through mini competitions, this deal will generate significant efficiencies for social landlords."
We set up a telecoms product group including ten housing organisations to ensure this agreement covers the latest technology and meets the sector's requirements. I'm confident that with national supplier coverage, wide choice and opportunity for further savings through mini competitions, this deal will generate significant efficiencies for social landlords.

Andrew Carlin

Commercial Director

How to Use the Framework

The telecommunications framework from PfH is delivered by more than one nominated supplier. There are two EU compliant processes to follow if you want to access the framework:

You can simply ‘call off’ products or services from the framework using the ranking system without holding a mini-competition. Social Telecoms, as the number one ranked supplier for Calls, Lines, Data and Unified Communications presented the most economically advantageous offer using the original award criteria.
If that provider for any reason could not supply the items required at that time, you would go to the provider offering the next most economically advantageous offer, and so on.

Where the terms laid down in the framework agreement are not precise enough or if you have a more substantial requirement, a mini competition should be held. The competition should include suppliers awarded to the framework that are capable of meeting your particular needs.

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