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Find out more about the procurement process, the work we are doing to help local suppliers and download our policies and useful documents.

The procurement shared service covers three organisations: Northumberland County Council, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Hull City Health Care Partnership

The vision for the procurement service is to simply provide a sustainable professional procurement service which adds value to our stakeholders and supports delivery of cost improvement programmes for each stakeholder 

Our dedicated team of professionals engages with suppliers to negotiate the best contract or purchase, based on a balance of achieving efficiency savings and meeting the social, economic and environmental goals of the council.

Our standard Purchase Order Terms and Conditions for Goods and Services can be viewed here

A copy of the Shared Procurement Service Strategy 2017-2021 can be found here

The announcement of the climate emergency has increased the spotlight on sustainability in all areas of the Council. Procurement of goods, works and services is a large contributor to the overall carbon emissions of the Council. The Procurement Service has an exceptional opportunity to drive a more sustainable approach to goods, works and services the council procures, complementing the goals of the Climate Change Action Plan approved in January 2021, the Health in all Policies (HiAP) Action Plan and COVID19 economic recovery plans.

This Council has recently approved a new updated Procurement Corporate Social responsibility Policy to support achieving value for money on a whole life basis, generating benefits to our wider society and economy, whilst reducing damage to the environment and creating an improved social impact. The policy endeavours to incorporate corporate social responsibility when the Council is procuring external goods, works and services through six CSR commitments.

Procurement CSR Commitments

The aim is for each new procurement activity over £50,000 to be systematically assessed against the six commitments to ensure where ever possible a positive social, environmental and economic impact is achieved via the procurement process and the subsequent delivery of the Councils external 3rd party contracts.
Any questions regarding the Procurement Corporate Social Responsibility Policy please contact Ryan Hall, Sustainability & Procurement Policy Manager

Please find a copy of the new Procurement Corporate Social Responsibility policy for your information
Procurement CSR Policy 2021-2030
Northumberland County Council is committed to ensuring that our ethical practices to combat slavery and human trafficking are followed throughout our supply chains. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2022

To read Northumberland County Coucil's statement Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, click here.