Become a supplier
Procurement at Genesis Housing Association
Genesis Housing Association (GHA) spends in the region of £250m
on third-party expenditure per annum. This is broken down into four
core areas of expenditure:
- Repairs & Maintenance
- Corporate Services
- Estate Services
The Genesis Procurement Team ensures that the range of goods and
services we purchase meets the needs of a modern Housing
Association and that this expenditure is compliant with purchasing
rules and provides value for money.
Selling to Genesis Housing Association
Genesis Housing Association co-ordinates procurement activity
through two broad categories:
- Corporate Procurement
- Building and Property Procurement
Given the nature of our business, there are a diverse range of
requirements contained within these two categories from
construction and facilities management to ICT and energy
Genesis Housing Association makes every effort to ensure that
the money it receives from the public is spent in a responsible
- We deliver a wide range of services that have a fundamental
impact on the lives of communities
- We must limit risk to Genesis and our communities
- We have an obligation to ensure that all of our processes are
open, transparent and equal
- We also have a duty to promote free and fair competition
Do you use an eProcurement system?
Genesis Housing Association uses the EU Supply Procurement
Portal to conduct tenders for goods, services and works
contracts. A range of public authorities utilise this tool and
further information can be gained from the portal.
Through the EU Supply Procurement portal suppliers can
- Search for GHA opportunities
- Register to 'express an interest' in order to view documents
relating to opportunities and participate in tendering
- Communicate throughout the tendering process
If you are interested in supplying goods and services to Genesis
Housing Association, you can
register your company as a supplier online.
Once registered, you will receive your username and password via
e-mail and will subsequently be able to access the aforementioned
How can I find out about procurement opportunities?
Under European legislation, public sector organisations must
advertise tendering opportunities for certain high value contracts
in OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).
Genesis Housing Association uses a web-based Electronic
Tendering (e-Tendering) System for all procurements above £50,000
for Goods & Services and £150,000 for Works – these opportunities are
published via the EU Supply e-procurement portal.
Are there sub-contracting opportunities with Genesis?
Due to the scale of the Genesis Housing Associations operations
and procurement activity, it enters into a number of large
contracts for services such as facilities management, IT support
and construction. In these areas of spend the opportunity for some
small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to sell directly to
Genesis - that is, to become 1st tier suppliers – may be
In these areas SMEs are more likely to fit into the supply chain
as 2nd or 3rd tier suppliers. It is important, therefore, for a
potential supplier to consider how they might fit into Genesis
Housing Association’s supply chain. It may be that you should be
researching and pitching your services to prime contractors.
Most prime contractors are private sector organisations. EU
Procurement Directives do not, therefore, apply to them, and supply
chains are managed as they are elsewhere in the private sector.
Terms and conditions of supply for
Genesis Housing Association