Procurement at HCA

How the Homes and Communities Agency uses external suppliers for goods and services.

We publish our current opportunities on Contracts Finder.

For more information about Contracts Finder and how to use it, refer to tendering for public sector contracts.

The Official Journal of the European Union publishes all contract opportunities above the EU threshold.

The threshold is:

  • £164,176 for services and supplies
  • £4,104,394 for works

Procurement policy

HCA makes sure that the procurement of works, supplies and services allows us to meet our business requirements. These range from works associated with bringing land or property to the market and consultancy across a wide range of disciplines.

We make procurement decisions at a regional level, with our corporate procurement office providing advice to those regions if it’s needed. Our procurement process is developed with a focus on environmental sustainability. When shortlisting external suppliers and awarding contracts we consider environmental sustainability. For some opportunities sustainability is a key part of the specifications and evaluation criteria.

We work in line with government equality and diversity policies. If a procurement has specific diversity requirements these can be included as part of the final award decision.

Read the full Procurement Policy (PDF, 107KB, 6 pages).

Standard terms and conditions

The government requires public bodies and politicians to be clear with the public in their use of funds.

For more information about the policy and its terms and conditions, read the HCA standard terms and conditions for purchase of goods (PDF, 188KB, 8 pages).

Technical panels

We manage a number of technical consultancy panels, which may be made available to local authorities, registered providers and other HCA partners. The services provided range from ecology and environmental sustainability to construction and project management.

See HCA technical panels for more details, including how potential service providers can be part of the panels.