Futures’ Procurement & Contracts Manager, John Thornhill, was invited to speak at the 2016 Alliance Steering Group (ASG) Annual Conference in London on Monday 24 October to showcase the framework’s success and explain how local businesses have benefited since it was first introduced in August.
Futures Housing Group is the first organisation in the world to adopt a groundbreaking procurement contract which makes it easier for small businesses to access big contracts.
Futures has adopted the bureaucracy-busting new Framework Alliance Contract (FAC-1) which will help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) grab a slice of significant public contracts.
Futures Housing Group, which manages around 9,000 properties across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire, held a special conference for more than 100 existing and potentially new business partners in their large supply chain.
John Thornhill, Head of Procurement at Futures, said: “All in all 36 potential new suppliers attended to listen to our message of how we will be attracting smaller businesses to our new-look supply chain.