ProcureCo is the only platform dedicated to bringing social housing procurement professionals and private sector suppliers together. It offers unrivalled opportunities to expand networks, explore new working relationships, strengthen supply chains, and share knowledge and best practice to further Social Value.
ProcureCo is a programme that is directed by a steering group of experienced public sector procurement professionals. These are people that understand and know what they are talking about. We take their ideas and implement them.
The ProcureCo event and programme is run by 3D Change who are also the architects of the London Jobs Fairs which are designed to help jobseekers on their journey into employment. ProcureCo invests its surplus into the running of the London Jobs Fairs. Suppliers who sponsor and get involved in the ProcureCo programme are contributing to social value. As such they are able to evidence their contribution to social value in their bid responses. 3D Change are able to assist with this if required.
If you’re looking to supply to and connect with social housing providers and public sector organizations then you’re already there. All you need to do is share some of your company details so our visitors can find you easily.
Be ready to promote your business and your services in your own profile on the directory.
Besides free full access and exhibition space at our events if required, then you’ll be able to connect, communicate and collaborate with other lead representatives, including procurement colleagues from public sector and housing associations and you will be able to engage directly with suppliers. Not only that, we are developing tools including this platform to assist suppliers to become bid ready and thereby improve the overall quality of their bid submissions.
Seminar sessions may be CPD certified and count towards CIPS Chartered status.
Social Housing and Public Sector organisations including our partners are constantly looking to meet organisations from all sectors. The directory offers an opportunity to showcase your products and services to these decision makers. The design of the directory has been led by our ProcureCo Strategic Steering Group and has been created as a tool to help them and other procurement professionals engage with suppliers.
Suppliers will find this an excellent route to market their products and services to the public sector as well as a myriad of other suppliers that work within this sector. It will allow you to build your own company profile including information about your products and services, receive reviews and messages on your profile and other suppliers plus much more and all within your listing.
Our featured suppliers can showcase their social value contribution and will also get extra exposure. You can get one-to-one meetings with procurement professionals, access to seminars and workshops covering themes such as social value and best practice for bidding and tendering.
Andrew is an experienced programme, change, and commercial leader with diverse experience across the private and public sectors, from both client and service provider perspectives.
He has worked with clients ranging from SMEs to large corporates and a range of public sector organisations. He has led and been responsible for the success of programmes and procurement projects ranging from £25k to £250m in value.
Jody Adams is the Head of Procurement and Payments at Peabody, one of London’s oldest and largest housing associations with around 66,000 properties across London and the South East. Leading the centralised Procurement function, he has responsibility for third party supplier spend of circa £550m split over its 3500+ supply chain ensuring social value, value for money and compliance (amongst other things) are delivered. With over 22 years working in Local Government and the Housing Sector Jody’s proudest moment was being given the opportunity to re-establish Procurement at Peabody and see them through the merger with Family Mosaic leveraging the most out of two large organisations coming together.
John began his career as a laboratory assistant before becoming a qualified master brewer. Having spent 10 years in brewing production, John moved onto various procurement roles in the brewing industry prior to spending 2 years in the food sector working for one of the country’s leading chilled food producers. In 2006, he joined the NHS, being involved in the growth and development of two regional collaborative procurement organisations before moving to Housing and joining Anchor Hanover Trust in 2013. John is currently Procurement Director at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.
Vincent John is a dedicated Procurement and Supply Chain professional with diverse corporate management experience gained in a range of public service organisations in the UK Local Government and Higher Education (HE) sectors. Vincent has deployed his skills in various large public sector organisations setting up Supply Chain and Procurement systems before moving to the University Sector. He has combined his professional work with commitment to mobilising and contributing to African-Caribbean and other communities in the UK.
In a career spanning private practice, local authority, housing co-ops and registered providers, Antony brings over thirty years of experience in the housing sector delivering services focused on customer empowerment, compliance and safety.
As Director of Procurement at Optivo, Antony is energised through creative solutions, the social value proposition and contracting through relationships. As Board member of SEC, he is an avid supporter of developing future solutions and thinking for the sector.
Open and accessible, Antony is keen to learn what others know and welcomes you contacting him.