Details of Cefas purchasing arrangements and information for those looking to become a supplier or contractor.
Cefas uses external suppliers for goods, services and works including:
- technical goods and services
- corporate services
- research and development
We are keen to offer under-represented businesses such as SMEs and voluntary and community sector organisations the same opportunities to compete for our contracts as other qualified suppliers. We widely publicise our procurements on the following websites:
- Contracts Finder - is the main source of government contracting opportunities available to the open market, worth more than £10,000
- Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) – relevant categories are also advertised in Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), the supplement to the OJEU in line with the department’s obligation under the EU Procurement Directives
- Short form Terms and Conditions
Prompt payments to Cefas suppliers
Prompt Payments Report Financial year 2015/2016
|2015/2016||Percentage of invoices paid within 5 days||Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days||Total amount of liability to pay from April 2016|
All central government departments are now required to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within five days. Suppliers need to be aware of the correct procedures involved to achieve this.
Suppliers must send invoices by post to:
Corporate Business Centre
Or by email to: email@example.com
Further information relating to Cefas’ purchasing arrangements can be found on Procurement at Defra.
You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We value feedback from existing and prospective suppliers and always look to improve procurement processes and customer–supplier relationships. If you are a current, or prospective, supplier and would like to provide feedback on our procurement processes, please contact our Procurement Team. Any feedback you provide will have no influence whatsoever on your involvement in any future tendering opportunities with Cefas or any other contracting authority, however, we will always try to address any issues that are raised where we feel we can improve what we do.