Partnership working

We work in partnership with many different organisations.

Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association and Trust Housing Association both provide similar housing for older people throughout Scotland. We work in partnership in a number of areas:

  • Joint Repairs Programme - this means we can negotiate savings on the costs of repairs.
  • We have a joint housing allocation system to process applications for housing. This means older people need to complete only one application form to have access to housing options with the three organisations.

We work closely with a number of Local Authorities and their agencies across Scotland to provide housing and care services to older people.

Doing Business with Bield

We spend millions of pounds every year with third party suppliers and contractors so that we can deliver services to our tenants and service users. This might be in the form of physical goods such as food and stationery; services such as window cleaning and electrical testing; or works such as the construction or renovation of a building.  For the purposes of procurement Bield is considered to be a 'body governed by public law' and as such are required to comply with all relevant legislation and policy governing the award of public contracts.

Bield's Procurement Strategy sets out a framework for the delivery of the future vision of procurement within Bield.  The strategy underpins the Procurement Policy and associated procedures and seeks to ensure the delivery of strategic objectives aligned with and in the support of the organisation's overall business strategy.

Bield is committed to ensuring that all contract opportunities are advertised and awarded in a fair, open and transparent manner.  In order to help facilitate this we use the Public Contracts Scotland website to advertise our contract opportunities; and we also use it to publish our Contract Register, in compliance with the Procurement Reform Act.