Procurement at YHN
Welcome to the procurement section of the YHN website.
YHN procures a range of goods and services
from stationery items to building materials. We spend around £145m
per year on externally provided goods and services.
Our approach to procurement is detailed in our
Procurement Strategy. This details our vision, strategic aims
and how we will deliver the strategy. Visit our
Strategies, plans and
reports page to download our
Corporate Procurement Strategy.
As an ALMO YHN’s procurement activities are
governed by a number of legislative and regulatory sources. This
impacts and governs our approach to strategic sourcing, acquisition
and post contract activities.
We are keen to widen our supplier base and
increase the number of organisations we do business with. In
order to do this we are looking to improve the way we advertise
tender opportunities and expand our standing list of suppliers.
- All our tenders over a certain value
(£173,934 for goods and services and £4,348,350 works) are
advertised through the Supplement of the Official Journal of the
European Union. This can be accessed through Tenders Electronic
Daily at http://ted.europa.eu/
- For all supply and install
contracts, we operate a standing list of approved suppliers. If you
are interested in becoming registered on this list, then please
contact Christopher Nicholson, Procurement Manager, on
telephone number 0191 278 8600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We also now advertise all current tender
opportunities for procurements over £5,000 via the North East
Purchasing Organisation e- procurement portal, which will enable us
to engage electronically with prospective suppliers. For more
information on how to register and view current procurement
opportunities please click
For details of proposed tender opportunities please click
For details of our sustainable procurement charter please click
Payments over £500
YHN believes it is important to be open about
how we spend money. Each month we publish a list of all
payments we make which are over £500 (including VAT), showing who
we paid, how much we paid, and what this was for. Click here to read more.
If you require any further information please contact
Christopher Nicholson, Procurement Manager on telephone number 0191
278 8600 or e-mail email@example.com