Purchasing can be an expensive and time-consuming process for those holding the public purse-strings – but the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) can help procurement professionals save time and money.
The organisation has teamed up with a vast range of suppliers to offer free-to-access frameworks for many areas of public spend, from IT and technology to vehicle leasing schemes, estates management to legal services.
Procuring in these areas can be a long and complicated process if tenders are carried out for each area of spend, but NOE CPC can offer help by providing frameworks with a variety of suppliers who are on-board and ready to go.
Many of its frameworks are already used by local councils, emergency services, schools and colleges – as well as the NHS and healthcare organisations.
The organisation’s team of industry experts can help put customers in touch with suppliers that can do a professional job at a competitive rate, while meeting all relevant industry standards.
And by using NOE CPC, customers can keep their spend in the public purse and shorten the amount of time it takes to procure important public services – saving their organisation, and taxpayers, money in the process.
Anyone using the organisation’s framework agreements will be protected by the robust contracts it has put in place.
Customers can also access all the documents they need through the organisation’s fileshare facility – such as briefing documents, specifications and terms and conditions.
Jane Aldous, procurement officer at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, used NOE CPC’s framework for Estates, Maintenance and Engineering Services (Hard FM).
She said: “NOE CPC’s framework was straightforward and easy to use with all information and data accessible. The fileshare area was really useful, enabling us to access the documents we needed quickly as and when.
“The support from Imran [Ahmed, Category Manager – Facilities Management, Property and Business Services] was invaluable. He was always on hand and available for questions and queries, plus very knowledgeable. Imran and the FM Team supported us through the process with their market knowledge and expertise. It was a very easy, quick and efficient process.”
Registration is completely free, so you can sign-up and take a look at NOE CPC’s range of free to access and immediately available frameworks by visiting https://www.noecpc.nhs.uk/contracts