South East Consortium (SEC) is a central purchasing body. We are a not for profit organisation providing services relating to public procurement.

We were specifically created to support the housing sector. But, any public sector organisation can benefit from our range of services and offer.

SEC was established in 2005 and retains its heritage by being a Membership organisation owned by 38 Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Our Members own 392k homes between them – this gives us immense buying power.

We create intelligent frameworks for the sector to use. We can provide customers with solutions pre, during and post procurement process. SEC can deliver both framework and bespoke procurement solutions. We’re able to assist our customers with technical work including specification preparation, cost benchmarking and contract writing.

We go beyond public procurement. In addition to technical work SEC also provide customers with a range of training, events and networking opportunities. A full schedule of our training can be found here on our website.

We embrace collaboration and challenging the status quo. We’re here to influence solutions for the sectors future. Our Roundtable and Knowledge Share platforms are set up for peer to peer learning.

Every time you contact us we’ll deliver a service based on Ease, Options and Value.

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Mission and Vision

Our mission statement is:

Delivering flexible procurement solutions that save you time and money by understanding your needs

Our vision statement is:

Increase framework usage by offering an enhanced service enabling us to grow and develop as a business