How to work with us

We work with a wide range of suppliers across CHP to provide goods, services and works. Where appropriate we’ll advertise our requirements via our e-tendering portal In-tend.

Register your interest

If you’re interested in working with us, please register free of charge on In-tend so that you can see any opportunities that we advertise.

Checklist

As part of the registration on In-tend you must provide copies of valid insurance certificates every year.

  • Public liability – minimum £5 million cover.
  • Employers’ liability – minimum £10 million cover.
  • Professional indemnity – minimum £2 million cover (where applicable).
  • Product liability insurance – minimum £5 million cover (where applicable).

Companies will also be required to provide the following:

  • Bank details on company letterhead;
  • Equality and diversity policy;
  • Modern Slavery Act declaration;
  • Customer care policy.

All companies providing goods, works or services to CHP and on our behalf must practice equality of opportunity and not discriminate against our customers or employees on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. You’ll therefore be required to provide evidence of your policies in respect of this or sign up to ours.

Under Schedule 1 of the Housing Act 1996, we are prohibited from trading with companies if any director, partner, principal proprietor or person directly involved in the management of the firm, is one of our employees or Board members (or close relative of such person). To show compliance all companies we trade with must complete a declaration on this every year.

Invoicing for work

We use an electronic purchase-to-pay system for raising purchase orders and paying invoices. To be paid promptly, make sure you’ve received a valid purchase order from CHP before beginning any works or services and reference the purchase order number on your invoice. Invoices without a valid purchase order number won’t be paid.

All invoices must be sent to purchase.ledger@chp.org.uk.

Payment terms are NET 30 days.

For more information, please contact us.

Existing contractors

If you’re already one of our contractors, you can update your jobs online by signing up or signing in to our Contractor portal.