As well as setting up our own contracts, we use framework contracts set up by other government departments that have already been through the competition and tender process. We also regularly use Crown Commercial Service’s framework agreements. Crown Commercial Service is the national procurement partner for all UK public services.
Government procurement card
The government procurement card (GPC) allows holders to pay for orders without going through the traditional intensive order and payment process.
The GPC is our preferred purchasing and payment method for low-value transactions. Where it cannot be used, purchase orders are processed through our business information system.
Contact our chief procurement officer with any queries about our procurement procedure.