Procurement in practice: avoiding the pitfalls and getting the best result

This guide has been written to help housing associations get the most out of their procurement exercises.

15 July 2013

Procurement can be complicated, time-consuming and with plenty of pitfalls. But if you get the process right it can mean better outcomes for your housing association and your residents.

This guide has been written specifically for people who do not have much experience of procurement. In clear and simple language, it aims to demystify procurement for housing associations, focusing specifically on maintenance and repair contracts.

This book covers the stages in a typical procurement process, how and when to involve residents, relevant EU regulatory framework, plus insight, views and practical advice from housing associations and contractors.

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  • Author: Liz Warren, Andrew Millross, Mary Bennell
  • Number of pages: 132
  • ISBN: 9780862975777
  • Publisher, year: National Housing Federation, 2013

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