This section covers the overall objective of the procurement procedure.
The procurement objective is to ensure that Associations receiving Housing Association Grant (HAG) and/or utilising Disposals Proceeds Funds (DPF) operate procurement procedures generally, and especially in relation to the selected procurement route, that are considered to be:
- Compliant with EU Procurement Directives implemented in the UK through the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
- In accordance with current NI Public Procurement Policy and recognised guidelines on good practice
- Best value for money and are in accordance with the 12 Principles of Public Procurement
In order to meet the procurement objective, procurement groups and Associations should incorporate, where relevant, into their procurement procedures - the advice and guidance in this guide and in the documents to which links have been provided.