Procurement

 

Current Contract opportunities

This project aims to develop manually invoked mechanisms to create a map and associated attribute tables, on an annual basis, from data stored within the MNR. Closing date Wednesday 14 December 2016 @ 16:00 hrs.

 

Providing Goods and Services

JNCC have tried to follow the main   principle of utilising combined common contract areas within the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as directed by the Efficiency and Reform Group within the Cabinet Office, and practiced by our parent department Defra and its associated executive agencies.

When a procurement opportunity arises JNCC follows, where appropriate, the following hierarchy of supplier contracting:-

  1. If a Crown Commercial Service contract exists then JNCC will use this method of sourcing a supplier taking advantage of the increased savings to be made through aggregated commercial procurement arrangements for core common goods and services.
  2. If no CCS contract exists it is preferred  to combine our spending power with other executive agencies as members of a collaborative framework group.
  3. If the above options are not available JNCC will then conduct a tender exercise.

 

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder  is a free online service for finding public sector contract opportunities and viewing contract awards and contract documents.  JNCC are registered as a buyer and publish procurement opportunities through this service.

 

Sustainable Procurement 

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is committed the continuous improvement of our environmental performance, as part of our overall goal of implementing the principles of sustainable development in all areas of our work. Sustainable Procurement Policy 2007

 

Terms and conditions of contract

The standard Terms and Conditions under which we let goods and services contracts are:

Potential suppliers will be advised which set of terms and conditions apply at the point of invitation to tender

 

Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs)

The Government has set a target for 25% of central government spend to go through SMEs by 2015.  JNCC are committed, as part of the Defra network agencies, to support this target and encourage SMEs to bid for our contracts.

 

Prompt Payment Policy

JNCC are committed to pay suppliers within 10 working days on submission of a valid and correctly presented invoice.  For more information see prompt payment of suppliers.