Like most large and diverse organisations, Centra which is part of Circle Housing Group relies on strong relationships with partners and suppliers to ensure the overall aspirations and objectives of the group are met.

The Procurement team play a key part in the establishment and maintenance of these relationships.

What is Procurement?

Procurement is "the acquisition of Works, Services and Goods, which enable Centra which is part of Circle to meet our residents' (and service users') needs, enhancing their Life Chances, whilst ensuring value for money throughout the life of the product including disposal". The range is wide and diverse from stationery items to delivery of complex construction projects.

Who are our Suppliers?
As a large and diverse organisation, we have a wide range of requirements which we need suppliers to assist us in meeting; and these suppliers tend to be just wide and diverse as the requirements themselves.

All requirements and opportunities to do business with Circle that are expected to have a value in excess of £20,000 will tend to be advertised via Competefor and/or appropriate trade press. A separate notice for opportunities above the appropriate OJEU threshold, will continue to be published via Tenders Electronic Daily.

CompeteFor is easy to use, free of charge for suppliers and buyers, and ensures registered suppliers receive early notification of contract opportunities.

To register visit CompeteFor via

If your company has four or less employees, all you need to fully register, apart from your company details, is a quality management statement. Business Link can help you produce one of these if you do not already have one.

Use the following contact details.

Circle Procurement Contact

CompeteFor Helpdesk

Business Link

Tel: 01603 595 119

Tel: 0845 2177804 for UK callers

Tel: 0845 600 9 006

+44 845 2177804 for callers outside UK

18001 0845 2177804 for callers with impaired hearing.

(UK landline calls charged at local rate)

If you would like any further information or would like to discuss how Procurement will manage this locally please talk with your local Procurement Advisor.

Circle Terms and Conditions
CIRCLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Low value goods & services) (151 KB)

These standard terms and conditions are to be incorporated into any contract for the purchase of services and/or goods by Circle Anglia Limited (trading as Circle Housing Group) and supersede any previous terms and conditions sent between the parties, unless agreed otherwise in writing by the parties to the contract.