We contract with our supply chain on a variety of terms and conditions, dependent on the type of commodity, risk and level of spend. The standard terms and conditions are available to download here.

For existing suppliers, please note the standard conditions of purchase are available here as well.

To reduce our paper consumption we no longer attach these to any printed and posted purchase orders.

Tender process

Details on our tender thresholds, procedures, evaluation and awarding process.

Receiving orders

You should be in receipt of a valid purchase order - or as a minimum the purchase order number - before providing the goods or services to us.

Getting paid

The main way we pay suppliers is through Bank Automated Clearing System (BACS).