Working with suppliers

Our partnerships allow us to provide excellent homes and services. We’re always looking for new suppliers and contractors who share our vision and want to help us improve the lives of our residents.

Eastlight's Home Solutions Team in blue uniform repairing a front door on one of our new homes at Mount Hill, Halsted (Essex)

Click here to complete our Suppliers List form below.  

Once you have completed our Suppliers List form, we will refer to your application when a suitable opportunity arises. Although we will be unable to completely guarantee any future business, you will be added to our supplier list for consideration.

It is important to ensure that your application is as detailed as possible; this includes providing relevant contact information and email addresses, where possible.

Please note: We require all our suppliers to be registered on the Housing Procurement Portal in order to be considered for opportunities with Eastlight. All our tenders are completed there.

You can register free of charge and browse any opportunities that may interest you. The application takes only five minutes to complete and is necessary before any business is conducted with Eastlight.

Click here to access the Housing Procurement portal.

We obtain our quotes from a variety of sources, including our existing supplier base and supplier list.

The following table demonstrates the value threshold for each contract type.

Contract Type



Over £214,904


Over £214,904


Over £5,372,609

*All values are inclusive of VAT.

All procurement activities above thresholds will be advertised in the Find a Tender website.

You can access Find a Tender here.

We also advertise our above threshold notices on the Contracts Finder and Housing Procurement web portals. To find and respond to our notices, you must be registered on the following websites:

In addition, we also procure via public sector frameworks.


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    Supplier Requirements

    At Eastlight, we strive to achieve high levels of customer service and satisfaction, and we expect the same commitment from our contractors, suppliers and operational partners.

    We ensure that all contact with our customers is positive, polite and solution oriented, and we kindly request that all our contractors are ambitious, inclusive and accountable for the work they undertake.

    Read more on our minimum supplier requirements and expectations below.

Statutory obligations

At Eastlight, we ensure that we remain compliant with regulation and legislation to maintain fair, safe and inclusive working conditions of those working directly or indirectly for us. We expect that our suppliers/contractors share a similar vision.

As such, we require all suppliers or contactors to comply with the following:

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and any other relevant legislation (particularly the duty of care not only to their own employees but also to others, including all representatives of Eastlight and members of the public)
  • The Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR), as part of their working relationship with Eastlight. Click here to read Eastlight's Privacy Statement
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015 – this includes zero evidence of child labour; slavery; forced, bonded or involuntary labour; human trafficking and exploitation, either directly, by subcontractors or within the supply chain. Click here to read Eastlight's Modern Slavery Statement

Our standard minimum requirements mean that all suppliers or contractors must have the following levels of insurance cover:

  • Employers Liability – £5m
  • Public Liability – £2m
  • Professional Indemnity (if applicable) – £1m

Alongside the failure to apply with the above points, the points below set out the grounds by which a contractor/supplier may be deemed ineligible to work with Eastlight, if they:

  • Are in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency winding up, administration, receivership, composition with creditors or any equivalent state, or subject to relevant proceedings
  • Have been convicted of a criminal offence related to their business or professional conduct
  • Have committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of business
  • Are guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying information required by Eastlight Community Homes
  • Are not in possession of a licence to trade or not a member of the appropriate body where the law requires it.
Please note: The Procurement Bill gained royal assent on 26 October 2023, with the new Procurement Act given a ‘live’ date of October 2024. Eastlight will expect all suppliers and contractors to act in accordance with the Act in all aspects from this date for any future business consideration.

Suppliers List Form

Your information will be added to our Contractor/Supplier list and referred to for consideration in inviting you to tender/quote for any requirements that Eastlight may have. Please note that inclusion on the list does not infer or guarantee any works or services. By completing this form, you consent for the following information to be stored and used by Eastlight when shortlisting for potential work opportunities. This information is reviewed biennially and consent to retain your information will be obtained at each review. You can withdraw your consent at any time and your information will be destroyed.
*Where possible, please provide all and any relevant responsible email addresses to help prevent delays in processing your form.
*Providing these details may help to speed up our tender process.