New supplier approval process

January 14th, 2022

From Monday 17 January 2022, Procurement will be implementing a new Supplier Approval process. This will replace the current Supplier Approval process that sits within BPM.

The review of the supplier approval process has been carried out over the last year in order to make the process easier, quicker and require less resource than ever before whilst still maintaining the key compliance aspects required to ensure that we have a quality supply chain.

Based on your feedback, one of the improvements enables all information to be submitted together at the start of the process:

  • Bank Details in a suitable format
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion submission (Was EHEP form)
  • NESA Assessment (if applicable)
  • Contact details and other supplier information
  • Details regarding what is being purchased.

The form can be accessed at the following link:

Although it is accessible, please do not use the form until Monday 17 January as this will not be monitored until then.

We will also be conducting a Procurement Forum on Wednesday 19 January to go through the process and answer any question or feedback you may have. Details of the forum can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Procurement Forum next week!

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