E-Tenders & Public Contracts

Swan Housing Association prides itself on having a strong sense of social purpose. In particular, the ability to find better ways of doing things, ensuring that we improve the lives and communities in which we operate.  

In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it’s become clear that we need to have an increasingly agile approach to service delivery in an ever-changing landscape. We are therefore keen to work with a diverse range of highly skilled supply chain partners who can demonstrate the ability to adapt and evolve with us. We are committed to playing our part in reducing our carbon footprint and delivering sustainable solutions whilst fulfilling our strategic aims. Our procurement activity spans across both local and national levels and we are keen to support our local SME’s.

Our procurement activity also has a direct impact on our customers’ so it is important that we work with partners that are driven by a strong sense of social awareness and a commitment to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency.

We procure a wide variety of goods, services and supplies across the group including, but not limited to:

Development, Construction and Commercial Services Covering:

  • New build
  • Regeneration
  • Private sales
  • Residential lettings

Asset Management Services Covering:

  • Responsive repairs and maintenance services

Estate Services Covering:

  • Grounds maintenance services
  • Communal cleaning services

Financial & Operational Services Covering:

  • ICT Solutions & platforms
  • Consultancy services
  • Training

All of our procurement activity must be carried out in accordance with our internal standing orders whilst upholding the highest levels of probity and integrity. Our supply chain partners will therefore need to demonstrate compliance with any applicable legislation including but not limited to:

  • Health & Safety 
  • Modern Slavery
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Anti-Bribery
  • Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Any relevant professional competency required within your area of expertise or specialism

Our supply chain partners must hold and maintain adequate levels of insurances, appropriate to the nature of works, goods or services being delivered. In addition to this, it is expected that their immediate supply chain will maintain adequate levels of transparency, auditability and integrity whilst acting as a representative of Swan Housing Association.

We will work closely with our supply partners to deliver goods, works and services that are: -

  • Compliant
  • Sustainable
  • Fit for purpose
  • Value for money

The majority of our contracts will be procured via existing procurement Frameworks, Dynamic Purchasing Systems (both internal and external) or via other suitable, compliant methods.

Upcoming Opportunities

Whilst our future opportunities will predominantly be published on Proactis, other compliant e-procurement portals will also be utilised, where deemed to be appropriate.

Future opportunities will be published on Proactis. To register, please click on the supplier registration link below:

Supplier registration

Other useful websites include:


Find a Tender:

https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Search  which replaced Tenders Electronic Daily as the 1 January 2021.

*Contracts will continue to be listed on Tenders Electronic Daily if the procurement process started before 1 January 2021.

Supply Chain DPS - Contractors - Swan NU living

Open for applications

Swan Housing Association has released Find a Tender a notice for the procurement of a variety of construction works on behalf of Swan Housing Association / Nu Living by way of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The DPS is an on-line access point to become a pre-qualified new supplier and lots are broken down as follows:

Lot Number

 Works Required

Lot Number

 Works Required


Architectural Metalwork


Mechanical/Plumbing Design Supply and Fit


Asbestos Removal




Brickwork & Blockwork Package


Photovoltaic Panels


Builders clean (including Sparkle & Final clean)


Sheet Piling


Carpenter - Labour Only


Plastering Package


Carpentry Package - Supply & Fit


RC Structures


Curtain Walling/Facades


Roofing - Tiling




S 278 Works


Dry Lining Package


Scaffold (Design, labour, plant & material)


Electrical Design Supply and Fit




Façade - Tile Hung


SIPS & Timber Frame




Structural Steelwork


Fit out Package


Ceramic Tiling


Floor Coverings


Windows &  External Doors (supply and fit)


Groundworks & Frame Package Works


Ground Remediation


Landscaping - Hard


Mansafe Systems


Landscaping - Soft




Lifts Design Supply and Fit


Cladding & Render Works


Lightning Protection


Tree Surgery


Light Gauge Steel Frame/Metsec


Combination Package Works


Roofing - Flat Roofing and waterproofing of podium


The Find a Tender notice can be found here.

To respond to the notice, potential suppliers will need to register on the Proactis system if not already on there – there is a link to this within the notice above or the following can be used - https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

Potential suppliers can apply for the next round of applications on-line until the closing date of 3 September 2021. Once the notice window closes, Swan HA will then assess returns and publish details of successful applicants. If potential suppliers miss this round of pre-qualification the system as a DPS will then re-open and remain open for new applicants on a rolling ongoing quarterly basis. Once applications are approved, there is currently no requirement to submit further applications however, you may be asked to submit updated certification on an annual basis, for compliance purposes.

Note, that there is an on-line communication tool for queries and help-desk details are also on-line. All communication should be via the on-line portal for the sake of procurement transparency.

In terms of procurement opportunities over the next 12 months, these include but are not limited to ground-works at our next phase Beechwood sites in Basildon, internal trades, landscaping and fire protection work at Blackwall Reach Phase 2 in Tower Hamlets and Cordage Works in Waltham Forest.

Furthermore a second DPS is due to be set up in the Autumn (timescales yet to be confirmed), again to be advertised on Find a Tender, to cover further sub-contract areas such as, but not limited to, M&E, Fire Protection, Lifts, Façade, Structural Streel, Modular Housing materials, kitchens, door sets and windows

We look forward to receiving your application.

Performance Data    

Financial Year: 


Proportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113:


The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of require: 


(Published 1 September 2021)