How to: Company / Competitor Analysis

How to find information on Housingnet relating to companies, the contracts they are, or have been, involved in, contract location, Contract Registers and Expenditure Sheets.

  1. Using the Search Bar
  2. Contracts Map
  3. Contracts & Tenders Portal
  4. Company / Competitor Search


 
Using the Search Bar

Name Search for company contact, people and financial data from the ‘Search’ link in the header (top) bar.

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The other search icons in the header relate to People, an A-Z director of organisations, the Land Registry Title Search, News and on the far right side, Reports in the Housingnet Library.

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Every organisation we collect data on will have dedicated pages of information which you can access from the tabs at the top of the page.

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Contracts Map
Click on the ‘Map’ tab in the image above and then select the yellow ‘View the Contracts Map’ at the top of the page.
Menu > Maps > Contract Map Select the company from the tab on the right hand side of the map.

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The contracts are colour coded according to the expiry timeframe:

Red – Less than 12 months remaining
Amber – Less than 2 years remaining
Green – More than 2 years remaining
Blue – Direct Labour Organisations (DLOs)

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Contracts & Tenders Portal
Menu > Search > Tenders & Contracts

Every PIN, Contract Notice and Contract Award Notice on Housingnet can be found in the ‘Contracts & Tenders Portal’. Type in the name of the company and select ‘Winner’ from the search drop down.

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Company / Competitor Search
Menu > Search > Company/Competitor
Menu > Dashboard > Dashboard

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Search by Company (or Keyword such as ‘modular’ or ‘boiler’) from the search box on the Dashboard or in the Business Intelligence section of the Data Bank.

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High & Low Value Contracts

There are 3 sections in the Company / Competitor section:

  1. High & Low Value Contracts
  2. Contract Register
  3. Expenditure

The first page of results will display a list of all ‘High & Low Value Contract Winners’ containing the search term you used. Either select the companies of interest to you from the list individually or ‘Check All’ to select everything. Click on the ‘Fetch Data’ button.

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All current and expired contracts are displayed in the results. Uncheck the ‘Display archived results’ tick box to remove the expired contracts. Total Contract Value from the CAN is displayed alongside the number of Framework contracts that are listed.

As with all these tables the results can be exported to a spreadsheet.

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Contract Register

Every local authority maintains a corporate register of contracts intended to provide schedules of contracts for keeping track of an agency’s contracts and financial commitments with its suppliers; and contract statuses which can be used by public organisations to provide transparency.

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Expenditure

The Expenditure sheets are useful for suppliers to see which Local Authority is buying from your competitors and the value of the purchases.

Expenditure over £250 provides information of payments made by the Council to its suppliers in excess of £250 to increase openness and transparency.

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As always we are on hand to help and to export any data requests. If you have any questions, comments or queries please write to us – helpdesk@housingnet.co.uk

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