YPO

YPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, the care sector, housing associations, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries.

We’re 100% publicly owned by 13 local authorities, which means the profits we make are returned to our public sector customers, delivering even better value for money.
We have a large choice available from leading UK suppliers, so we can provide you with everything you could possibly need to successfully run your organisation.
Our range includes around 30,000 products and 100 frameworks of approved suppliers; so, whether it’s care and support related products, electricity, food, insurance, HR, fleet, pens and paper, computers or furniture, we can help you get the best deals around.
Now more than ever there’s a greater demand for good quality products to cost less, meaning buying has had to become smarter. With that in mind, we’ve developed a range for you; offering choice, value, competitive pricing and ease of ordering – on everything from cleaning products, furniture, aids and adaptations, food and arts and crafts.
We understand the challenges faced by the care and housing sectors and we’re here to help you operate more efficiently wherever we can. We like to build ongoing trusted relationships with our customers and unlike some other buying organisations, you don’t need to commit to long contracts with us, which gives you complete flexibility.

What is a framework?
If you see the word framework mentioned on our website or in any of our documents, it’s just procurement terminology for a contract where you can buy goods or services.

A framework is a compliant agreement put in place with a potential supplier or group of suppliers, who normally provide a common product or service. Frameworks give you a route to market to buy goods and services without running lengthy full tendering exercises and provides a time and cost-effective way of testing the market, to ensure best value is achieved.We can provide free support to use any of our frameworks in the best way possible for your organisation.
Some YPO category offerings that you may find useful could include:
• Health and Social Care Equipment
• Stairlifts
• Energy including Gas and Electricity
• Insurance
• ICT Hardware and Software
• Furniture
• Food

Find out more here
Browse our frameworks here
We’d love to hear from you and talk through your needs. The team are always on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact the team on: [email protected] 

 

Framework Overview

This framework has been designed to address the challenges you are facing when it comes to
procuring insurance cover. The framework accommodates various business models adopted by
insurers and insurance intermediaries, operating in the social landlord sector. The structure of the
framework is flexible enough to allow the best broker and insurance partnership bid as well as
providing access to direct dealing insurers.
There are two elements to the service provision available to you via this framework:

1. YPO’s procurement support and management of the end-to-end process
The work we do with you prior to commencement of the formal procurement, will ensure
that you receive maximum competition from the insurance markets and value for money
submissions. We draft and design the further competition document (which will be bespoke
for your organisation), and we run and oversee the entire procurement process for you
including the moderation meeting and drafting of award and rejection letters.

2. YPO provides access to a number of FCA accredited insurance advisors
The insurance advisors will work with you to design your insurance programme and write a
specification to ensure your insurance policies are fit for purpose in covering your risk
exposures. They will also organise and chair pre-tender 1-1 sessions and support you in the
evaluation of the insurance proposals.
As a combined team, we assist you in the collection and consolidation of all insurance
documentation. We’ve worked with framework suppliers to understand the important information
they require in order to provide you with the most competitive insurance proposal. By compiling
all the necessary information prior to the formal procurement, we minimise clarification requests
during the procurement. Our experience shows that by selling yourself well to the insurance
providers you improve the chances of securing competitive bids.
The framework guarantees a transparent process for social housing providers and insurance
partners. The competitive style of the closed bid process ensures all potential partners put forward
their best possible terms on pricing, cover levels and value-added services e.g. workshops,
training and risk management.

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