Community housing providers, procurement and the building industry

This report looks at the procurement processes and relationship that community housing providers have with the building industry through in-depth interviews with 17 community housing providers who have built new residential dwellings either on green-fields or re-developed sites since 2014.

The research confirms that the sector shows extraordinary nimbleness and flexibility in approach, in the way in which providers bundle different goods and services together, and in the way in which they select, supervise and manage their contracts. Community housing providers show themselves to be proactive in a quickly changing funding and policy environment. They quickly apply learnings from previous builds to future projects.

What this research has shown is that the community housing sector can and does procure effectively, especially when capital funding is available.

Project LR0485 Centre for Research, Evaluations and Social Assessment Ltd (CRESA), funded by the Building Research Levy

ER21 community housing providers LR0485.pdf

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