Neo Property Solutions

Neo Property Solutions

When Neo Property Solutions joined Procurement For All as a construction member it had no idea that just a few years later almost 20 per cent of its turnover would come through the procurement body.

Specialising in repairs, maintenance and refurbishment, the Leeds headquartered firm turns over £11 million a year with 80 full time members of staff.

The company has delivered 12 projects through Procurement For All’s General Build framework to date, the largest of which was a planned maintenance contract from social housing provider Accent Group worth £2 million over 12 months.

Thanks to work awarded through Procurement For All, Neo Property Solutions has been able to bring on 22 new members of staff and three apprentices, who will all receive three years of training from the company.

Alistair Hodgson, Managing Director of Neo Property Solutions, said: “Our membership of Procurement For All has given our company and services a platform to talk to some of the UK’s largest social housing providers.”

Procurement For All has 21 social housing member partners and released £52 million worth of work through its 16 frameworks this year.

The team at Neo Property Solutions has now worked with a number of Procurement For All’s members, including Johnny Jonson Housing, Accent Group, Equity Housing Group and Leeds Federated Housing.

Procurement For All is a national procurement body and runs regional mini-competitions to procure services for its members. Covering the North of England, including the North East and Yorkshire, Neo Property Solutions is placed on a level playing field with larger contractors, with each evaluated on their ability to do the job in that area, rather than on their reputation nationally.

Hodgson praised Procurement For All’s management of the framework and mini-competition process. He said: “Procurement For All operates in an inclusive way and is keen to encourage smaller suppliers to bid for work, which benefits the local communities we work in through the supply chain and employment opportunities.

“Procurement For All is also one of the few bodies that doesn’t separate labour and materials costs, this allows to be more competitive in our bids and give value to money to Procurement For All’s members.”

Over the past decade the procurement body has saved a total of £36 million for its members, with an average saving of around 13%.

Keith Armstrong, Managing Director at Procurement For All, said: “Our members savings are our successes.

“Over the last ten years we have worked hard to make sure we are procuring great value services for our social housing provider members, supporting our contractors and facilitating the projects that are transforming communities across the UK.”

Hodgson concluded: “Procurement For All operates in a holistic way, making sure that contracts run in a way that is beneficial to all, giving very clear briefs from the beginning and ensuring long and lasting relationships between contractors and the client.

“Working on contracts run through its frameworks is a breath of fresh air.”