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 email@example.com 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:
- under European Union (EU) threshold contracts:
- standard condensed terms and conditions (MS Word Document, 149KB)
- over EU threshold contracts:
general terms and conditions (MS Word Document, 92.2KB)
standard terms and conditions for goods (MS Word Document, 10.2KB)
standard terms and conditions for research (MS Word Document, 8.66KB)
standard terms and conditions of consultancy (MS Word Document, 9.72KB)
special terms and conditions for services (MS Word Document, 33.3KB)
minor construction works (MS Word Document, 85.5KB)
terms for the hire of goods (MS Word Document, 8.57KB)
- very low value contracts (under £10,000)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Accounts-Payable.email@example.com or post them to:
Shared Services Connected Limited
PO Box 793
Our sustainable procurement policy (PDF, 49.3KB, 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:
sustainable food and catering policy position statement (PDF, 20.8KB, 1 page)
sustainable timber procurement policy (PDF, 64.8KB, 6 pages)
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 information see Personal data processing: fair processing notice.