L&Q has joined the DPS Marketplace framework developed between software provider Plentific and housing providers Notting Hill Genesis and Peabody.
The DPS Marketplace enables ‘smart capacity management’ for housing providers around their maintenance and repairs operatives, while also giving local businesses unprecedented access to exclusive contracts from RSLs, provided they meet strict, trade-specific requirements.
Plentific facilitates the dynamic DPS Marketplace to ensure the smooth running of operations through its cutting-edge platform. The company proactively manages every stage of the process, from vetting new contractors through to issuing responsive repair jobs to a pool of contractors and monitoring and reporting operational KPIs.
Gerri Scott, group director of customer service, L&Q said, “We’re delighted to be working with Plentific to enhance the quality of the repairs and maintenance service for L&Q residents. Using the dynamic purchasing marketplace puts tenants in the driving seat, appointing local professionals alongside our existing teams.”
The DPS Marketplace framework was designed through an extensive OJEU procurement process so that other housing providers can save time and up-front procurement costs. The solution is available to housing providers, local authorities, ALMOs, the education sector and healthcare providers. With no licensing fees or subscriptions, it is free for any contractor to join.
Cem Savas, CEO and co-founder, Plentific said, “We’re delighted to welcome L&Q onto this new framework. Our existing work with Peabody and Notting Hill Genesis has already proven the approach to be effective and we’re excited now to offer in such an easy-to-procure manner for housing providers across the UK. We believe that it truly has the potential to change housing and social outcomes and put opportunities back into local communities where they belong.”