We aim to obtain maximum value for money when procuring goods and services that enable us to deliver our business objectives.
Most goods and services we procure are purchased under a buying solutions framework agreement or by a formal competitive tendering process which follows European Union (EU) procurement regulations and directives.
Buying Solutions is the national procurement partner for UK public services and is an executive agency of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) in the Treasury. It provides a professional procurement service to the public sector to enable organisations to deliver improved value for money in their commercial activities and provide professional support, advising on technical issues, energy saving and environmental improvements.
This table includes existing services contracts that went to public tenders within the last 3 years. It does not include expired contracts where a public tender was issued in the last 3 years and the goods and/or services have since been delivered and/or rendered and paid for.
||Length of contract
||C.O.S. Ltd Banner (OGC framework)
||1 August 2008 - 31 July 2011
||£125 per person screened
||1 February 2008 - 31 January 2013
||4 February 2008 – 31 March 2011
|Non-IT Banking, Business Process Consultancy and Business Change Advisory Contract
||26 January 2009 – 25 January 2013
||GBM Services Ltd
||1 February 2009 - 31 January 2014
|ICT Consultancy - Security - Testing
||Evolve Business Consultancy Ltd
||9 December 2009 – 8 December 2011