Natural England procures goods and services from a diverse range of suppliers. These suppliers play a critical role in supporting the delivery of outcomes for the natural environment.
Suppliers wishing to view what current opportunities there are to tender or apply for selection for work with Natural England should use the following link. This link is free and enables you to register for information of interest to you.
Contracts finder is a free online service for finding public sector contract opportunities and viewing contract awards and contract documents.
The on-line procurement course "Winning the Contract" is a free resource, accessed via Learn Direct, to help businesses learn about public procurement and how to bid for public sector contracts.
Natural England aims to reduce invoice payment times to 10 working days. For more information, visit our prompt payment of suppliers page.
The Procurement Team provides the link between Natural England’s suppliers and our internal customers and manages our commercial relationships. You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural England has a Sustainable Procurement Policy: (49kb) which explains how we will integrate environmental and social considerations into our procurement policies and practices. Although the Sustainable Procurement policy is predominantly aimed at our internal customers, we have published this policy so that our suppliers can see how they can support the delivery of our corporate objectives.
Our Sustainable Procurement Policy is also supported by other specific policies that suppliers may need to be aware of:
Food and Catering – We want to ensure that the provision of food and drink is sustainable, minimising the environmental impact, whilst ensuring value for money and the promotion of healthy eating. We will want to know where the food and beverages are sourced and in the case of fish, shellfish and other marine and aquatic foods which are caught, harvested, and produced sustainability, avoiding those species which are currently over exploited.
Sustainable Food and Catering policy position statement: (21kb)
Sustainable and Legal Timber - The UK government timber policy requires government departments in England, including non-departmental public bodies, to procure wood and wood derived products from legal and sustainable sources. The policy is mandatory. As a conservation organisation, Natural England welcomes the government commitment to buying only legal and sustainable timber.
Sustainable Timber Procurement Policy: (65kb)
The Central Point of Expertise for Timber procurement (CPET)
Natural England has standardised the terms and conditions under which we let contracts. These are listed below:
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions: (55kb) (for orders under £10,000)