How we buy goods and services

We have to be honest, fair, open and professional in both the way we choose our suppliers and service providers and in the way we deal with them.

While this may mean that winning business can be a little more difficult than with your private sector customers it can be seen as well worth the effort when you consider that we are:

  • a well established organisation (zero risk of non-payment where satisfactory goods, works and/or services have been delivered)
  • prompt to pay (our standard terms being within 30 days of receipt of an approved invoice)
  • able to offer secure payment by BACs directly into the providers bank account
  • non-discriminatory
  • fair, open and honest
  • able to provide clear lines of communications when tendering for contracts
  • willing to provide feedback if required to unsuccessful tenderers


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