We procure a range of goods and services, from stationery items to building materials. We spend around £45m per year on externally provided goods and services.
Our approach to procurement is detailed in our Corporate Procurement Strategy. This details our vision, strategic aims and how we will deliver the strategy. Visit our Strategies
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 advertise our procurement opportunities across a number of different portals:
- All our tenders over the European Union Procurement thresholds (£189,330 for goods and services; £663,540 social and other specific services and £4,733,252 works) are advertised through the Supplement of the Official Journal of the European Union. This can be accessed through Tenders Electronic Daily.
- We also advertise all current tender opportunities for procurements over £25,000 via the North East Purchasing Organisation (For more information on how to register with NEPO please click here.) as well as the government’s Contract Finder website (for details click here), which enables us to engage electronically with prospective suppliers.
For works contracts, we utilise Constructionline to facilitate our risk assessment process. If you are interested in becoming registered, then please click here
If you require any further information please contact Cathy Weaver, Commissioning and Procurement Officer, on telephone number 0191 278 4384 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or David Bell, Procurement Officer, on telephone number 0191 278 7765 or e-mail email@example.com