Procurement at Natural England

Details of our purchasing arrangements and information for those looking to become a supplier or contractor.

Doing business with Natural England

Suppliers can look for current opportunities to work with Natural England on our eSourcing Portal. The system is free, you can register for information that interests you.

Find government contract opportunities, view contract awards and contract documents on the Contracts Finder.

Contact if you have questions about our procurement process.

Standard supplier terms and conditions

Natural England has standardised the terms and conditions under which we let contracts. There are 3 sets:

Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number

New suppliers awarded a contract with Natural England must provide a Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number, a unique 9-digit number recognised as the universal standard for identifying and keeping track of businesses worldwide. It allows us to identify and learn about your company.

Supporting small and medium-sized businesses

Natural England is committed to meeting the government target of awarding one third of its spend with third-party suppliers to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by 2020. We want as many SMEs as possible to compete for our contracts. Email for further information.

Prompt payment of suppliers

Natural England aims to pay undisputed invoices within 5 days, in line with the government’s prompt payment policy.

Suppliers should email invoices to or post them to:

Shared Services Connected Limited
Natural England
PO Box 793
NP10 8FZ

Sustainable procurement

Our sustainable procurement policy (PDF, 49.3 KB, 3 pages) explains how environmental factors affect our procurement policies and practices. It is supported by other policies that suppliers may need to be aware of:

How we process your personal data

We are changing the way we process your personal data relating to financial transactions when we interact with you. Our services provider Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL) may process some of this data offshore. For more details see our personal information charter.