FCHO as a Buyer

First Choice Homes Oldham spends over £30m each year on a wide range of works, services and supplies providing businesses of all sizes with a wide range of commercial opportunities. A priority is to ensure that value for money is achieved in all area’s together with, where possible, local spend and local employment.

If you would like to work with us please send your company details to procurement@fcho.co.uk We are keen to work with local companies that provide local employment and training opportunities. Local is currently defined as within 10 miles of OL1 1BE (Oldham Town Centre).

Tendering Process

The tendering process chosen is at FCHO’s discretion and dependant on the value of the goods/works/services to be procured. An example of the routes taken are shown below.

Open tendering - one stage bidding process where all interested service providers respond to an advertisement which invites them to submit a tender.

Restricted tendering - two stage bidding process where potential contractors expressing an interest in bidding are evaluated and a shortlist is drawn up to invite bids.

Request for quotation – where FCHO personally invites a range of suppliers to bid, it may include suppliers we have worked with previously together with new suppliers who have expressed an interest in working with us.

Supplier selection

Supplier selection often includes:

  • Overall value for money
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Good design
  • Timely delivery
  • Local employment and training opportunities
  • Social Value
  • Maintenance and after sales support


Any questions or queries can be sent via email direct to procurement@fcho.co.uk

Terms and Conditions for purchases

T's & C's