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:-
- 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.
- If no CCS contract exists it is preferred to combine our
spending power with other executive agencies as members of a
collaborative framework group.
- If the above options are not available JNCC will then conduct a
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.
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