Our procurement team works hard to help Futures acquire the works, goods and services we need to operate sustainably and ethically. The team's responsibilities include sourcing raw materials and services as well as managing contracts and relationships with suppliers.
We see Futures as an important part of the local community and economy so we are proud to work with and support local businesses.
We are a Contracting Authority and therefore subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
When looking for new suppliers, all of our opportunities are advertised on our portal (see below for more information).
We're committed to working in partnership with other organisations and local contractors to get the best value for money for our customers, for Futures and for our partners.
If you are a supplier and interested in working with us, you can register and view our current opportunities on our procurement portal.
The portal enables you to:
- view current and future tendering opportunities
- register as a prospective supplier
- keep your own profile information up to date
- download and submit tender documents electronically
- view your own historical records.
We're always keen to engage with potential contractors and suppliers. We normally attend several events each year, as well as hosting our own supplier events, although the current pandemic has disrupted our plans.
Check back here regularly to find out about the main events we will be attending in the future.
In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, we publish data showing that we comply with our obligation to pay valid and undisputed invoices within 30 days. This includes the amount of interest paid to suppliers, and the total liability to suppliers from breaches of the requirements (regulation 113).
- 94% of invoices paid within 30 days
- Interest paid: zero
- Interest liable: not applicable.