Join us to hear different perspectives on procurement in these uncertain times – from understanding market volatility, to navigating the shifting relationship between landlords and contractors. We’ll also take a look at what the new Procurement Bill means for social housing providers.


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    Wave after wave of global events have put the fragility of supply chains high on the risk radar, creating unprecedented challenges for housing providers.

    When supply chains implode, and everyone is chasing a limited stock of essential goods, it is easy for social landlords to find themselves at the back of the queue facing significant price rises as well as delays.

    We will explore the practical steps providers can take to have a more impactful voice in the market, and how they can keep an open dialogue with supply chains.

    We will also explore the impact of the new Procurement Bill, which emphasises the need for housing associations and public bodies to take into account social value when procuring goods and services.

    Achieving social value in challenging market conditions can feel impossible, but good dialogue and relationships with suppliers can mean that those added extras are still on the table.

    This is a valuable opportunity to come together with other social housing leaders to discuss, debate and learn about best practice in procurement.

    What will be covered:

    • Understanding the new Procurement Bill – what these changes to the law will mean for the sector and the impact it will have in the current market
    • The shifting relationship between landlords and contractors – how to strike fairer deals in times of uncertainty
    • Understanding market volatility and what can be expected for the rest of 2022.

    What you will take away from the event:

    • A better understanding of the current supply chain issues affecting the housing sector
    • Knowledge about the different approaches procurement teams and contractors are taking
    • The opportunity to discuss, debate and learn about best practice in procurement with peers.

    It is essential for:

    • Procurement professionals
    • Commissioning teams
    • Development and maintenance managers
    • Asset management teams
    • Finance directors and managers
    • Executive teams
    • Board members.
  • Our speakers

    Clare Tetlow, Senior Procurement Manager, Procure Plus

    Clare Tetlow is Senior Procurement Manager at Procure Plus. Clare joined Procure Plus in 2012 and leads the company’s procurement team. Clare is responsible for delivering procurement that supports customers in the construction, maintenance, and repair of their properties. Clare is passionate about using procurement as a means to create positive change for social housing and improving the experience of bidders who participate in tender processes.

    • Gwen Beeken, Managing Director, Procure Plus
    • Matt Jarratt, Assistant Director of Operations, Procure Plus
    • Claire Bailey-Jones, Head of Business Development, Novus Property Solutions.
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Dates and prices

29 September 2022
10:30am - 12:30pm
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