North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative

Building successful supplier relationships

Our procurement team meets regularly with our strategic suppliers to ensure that the products and services they provide are compliant with our policies and guidelines. This also gives us the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise and look for further ways to improve how we work together for the benefit of our customers.

We aim to use a diverse range of suppliers and recognise that working with smaller local suppliers, social enterprises and third sector organisations makes good business sense.

We want our suppliers to continually improve their performance. We engage with them throughout the relationship, looking at the social and environmental impacts of the services and products they supply to identify areas for improvement. By improving their credentials they can become more competitive when trying to secure new work with us for the benefit of our customers.