Procurement

Procurement

If you are a supplier interested in doing business with YHN, we have put together useful information on our procurement procedures and how to find current tender opportunities.

We procure a range of goods and services, from stationery items to building materials. As an ALMO, YHN’s procurement activities are governed by a number of legislative and regulatory sources. This impacts and governs our approach to strategic sourcing, acquisition and post contract activities.

Procurement

Procurement opportunities

We are keen to widen our supplier base and increase the number of organisations we do business with. In order to do this we advertise our procurement opportunities across a number of different portals:

  • All our tenders over the European Union Procurement thresholds (£189,330 for goods and services; £663,540 social and other specific services and £4,733,252 works) are advertised through the Supplement of the Official Journal of the European Union. This can be accessed through Tenders Electronic Daily.
  • We also advertise all current tender opportunities for procurements over £25,000 via the North East Purchasing Organisation (register with NEPO here) as well as the government’s Contract Finder website, which enables us to engage electronically with prospective suppliers.

For works contracts, we utilise Constructionline to facilitate our risk assessment process. If you are interested in becoming registered, then please visit their website. If you require any further information please contact Cathy Weaver, Commissioning and Procurement Officer, on telephone number 0191 278 4384 or e-mail cathy.weaver@yhn.org.uk or David Bell, Procurement Officer, on telephone number 0191 278 7765 or e-mail david.bell@yhn.org.uk.

Questions about payments we have made

We believe it is important to be open about how we spend money.  If you have any questions about payments we make to suppliers you can send them to our Payments team by emailing YHNpayments@yhn.org.uk.

Please note that you can find details about payments we have made from the City Council's Housing Revenue Account (HRA) within lists that the City Council publishes on a monthly basis on their website. 

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