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LBS has a long history of supplying Local Authorities and Housing Associations in Wales.  The core principles we apply to all Social Housing contracts are:

• Only using suppliers which can demonstrate good disciplines of Business Management, Supply Chain, Product and Health & Safety.
• Only supply products which are proven as fit for purpose, conforming to the relevant British or European Safety Standards.
• Develop long term relationships through collaborative working with both customers and suppliers.
• Demonstrate  a commitment to reducing true costs to its customers as opposed to purely price.
• Use bench marking for performance management to help continuous improvement.
• Demonstrate Corporate and Social responsibility through charitable giving, employment, achieving environmental standards and supporting construction skills training.
• Working in line with procurement efficiencies identified within Government reports.

LBS offer different supply solutions to different social organisations depending on their own unique requirements. The services we can offer are:

• Out sourced stores – Delivering substantial cost savings and improved efficiencies.
• Dedicated branch staff – Ensuring highest levels of customer service on a day-to-day basis.
• Electronic business systems – Delivering cost savings in administration, greater control of purchasing and reduction in paperwork, saving time, money and the environment.
• Van Replenishments – Enabling maintenance to be carried out on first visit.

LBS can accept purchase cards to Level 2, giving us the ability to administer orders through Procurement For Housing (PFH).  PFH are the only national procurement organisation dedicated to the needs of the social housing sector, PFH is an essential business tool for social landlords. The consortium generates substantial savings by harnessing the collective purchasing power of housing organisations. By reducing procurement costs, organisations can reinvest resources in front-line services, decent homes and vibrant communities.

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