Procurement

Procurement Consultancy Services for Housing

Improve your Procurement programme with the UK Housing's Procurement Consultancy Specialists

You operate in an environment where every penny counts. We have created innovative solutions to help you to deliver value for money, significant savings and social outcomes when procuring goods and services.

Find out how Housing Associations are achieving innovation, quality and value for money through our Procurement Consultancy Services.

Our approach uses a proven blend of the best Procurement techniques, to ensure you achieve your objectives. Whether you need a partner to review and refine your existing procurement strategy, or you need a specialist to support you with a project, our team can help you achieve the best outcome.

We use our procurement consultancy services every day; Orbit is supported by the procurement services that we offer. Our team lives the experience of our customers.

Whether you are looking to outsource your day to day procurement services, supplement your existing resource or seek expert advice from a team of senior procurement consultants with a proven track record of delivering over £13m of savings we are with you every step of the way.

Procurement Consultancy

Looking to review your existing procurement arrangements? We’ll assess your compliance with your current arrangements and identify obvious weaknesses or gaps. 

We can undertake a spend analysis; assessing your financial and contract data. We will highlight the range of products and categories being bought. What's more, we'll support the development of procurement strategies, policies and systems helping you focus your efforts on becoming more efficient.

Training and Guidance

We assist your staff by making sure they have the right level of knowledge, depending on their role, to make informed purchasing decisions. We will tailor our training courses to assist with achieving basic compliance right up to those who have a budgetary responsibility and who carry our procurement activities on a regular basis.

Tender Support

Do you lack the resource to carry out effective tenders? Or, is your existing resource swamped with work? You can access the services of our trusted advisors who have over 40 years experience and a proven track record of delivering millions in savings by delivering robust, compliant and innovative solutions. Your staff will feel engaged and empowered as we work with you to identify the most effective route to market, having your detailed input into the specification and contract terms including Key Performance Indicators. We are very experienced in training and involving your customers in procurement decisions.

We can also assist you when considering e-procurement solutions and help you to consider other objectives such as Social Value, your approach to Data Protection and Health & Safety.

Policies, Procedures and Capability

We can review your existing strategies, policies, and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose. Where required, we will seek to draft, implement and then review them, making sure they meet your strategic objectives.

We can also design and implement effective procedures by creating bespoke guidance which is supported by a range of standard templates. The guidance and templates can then be stored on your Intranet or other platform.

Meet the team

  • Andrew Brown

    Andy Brown

    Andy has a wide breadth of practical hands on…

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    Gary Stephens

    Gary has worked in the housing sector as a…

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  • Lorna Baker

    Lorna Baker

    Lorna joined Service Matters in November 2015,…

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  • Peter Mottershead Head shot

    Peter Mottershead

    Peter joined Service Matters in 2012, he thrives…

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  • Steve Mcluckie Head shot

    Steve Mcluckie

    Steve joined Service Matters in October 2012,…

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