Places for People spends £200 million annually providing goods, services and works to customers across the UK.

The money is largely from public funds. There is a moral and legal duty to ensure that value for money is achieved. The procurement process must:

  • Achieve value for money for Places for People and our customers
  • Be transparent, fair and achieve the highest standards of integrity
  • Comply with public procurement legislation and our own procedures, visions and values.

What we look for

Current tenders

There must be a business requirement before a supplier can go on our system. This means we don't use lists of preferred suppliers or approved panels. Have a look on the following websites to see what we're currently tendering for:

We also place adverts in local newspapers or trade journals.

Procurement process

We follow a procurement process when purchasing goods and services.

We endeavour to purchase goods, services or works from internal and external suppliers to achieve the optimum balance of cost, benefit and management of risk which meet the needs of all stakeholders and the communities we work in. Over and above this we strive to be the best provider of procurement and procurement innovations within the Housing Sector.

Procurement opportunities

We advertise all of our opportunities on the Scottish Government's Public Contracts Scotland and we encourage prospective contractors or suppliers to sign up to receive notifications about any contract opportunities.

If you see a contract advertised that your company is interested in tendering for, you should follow the instructions given in the Contract Notice or advert.