Buyer Profile

Procurement Within Trent & Dove Housing

Procurement is not undertaken by a separate team, but is undertaken by project managers within the responsible department with the assistance of procurement champions from within each department. Predominantly the majority of procurement exercises are conducted for works contracts within the Property Services department.

Our Contract Register

Our contracts register shows the formal contracts that are in place across Trent & Dove Housing. You can view a copy of it here. Should you have any queries on any of the contracts please contact the Project Manager as indicated in the register.

Procurement Strategy

Trent & Dove's Procurement Strategy can be found below. The Strategy has been made available to organisations and individuals outside the Housing Association as we feel it is important that you understand the direction of procurement.

How We Work

We spend in excess of £10 million on contracts providing organisations of all sizes with opportunities for business.

We have the following guidelines in place for procurement of goods & services:
Value Method
£2,000 or Less Purchase Order
£2000 - £25,000 3 written quotations
£25,000 - £172,514 Formal Tender Required
£172,514 and above European Procurement Proceedures
We have the following guidelines in place for procurement of works:
Value Method
£2,000 or Less Purchase Order
£2,000 - £25,000 3 written quotations
£25,000 - £4,322,012 Formal Tender Required
£4,322,012 and above European Procurement Proceedures

We promote the use of consortia contracts for low risk purchases where the contracts meet our requirements.  

Trent & Dove use an e-procurement website called Xantive Quote Manager for all quotations and Xantive Tender Manager for all tenders.

This solution is free of costs to suppliers. 

Come and Say 'Hello' at one of our 'Meet the Buyer' events...

Trent & Dove may consider hosting a ‘Meet the Buyer’ open day for some tender opportunities at the company’s head office in Burton-Upon-Trent.

Trent & Dove's website is updated in advance when ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunities arise so please regularly check the website if this of interest to you.