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RM1599 framework date extended :
Purchase a range of MFDs (Photocopiers) and managed print services
New framework RM1042 available now:
Corporate software solutions - specialist supply base for complex business needs
Sandwell MBC forecasts savings of over £20,000 by using ESPO’s Banking Services framework (384)
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The Academies Show 2015:
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NEW – Electronic Document Scanning Solutions framework (390):
Wide range of services including the scanning, storing or disposal of documents, software, consultancy and more!
First aid training
Telecare and telehealth
Jigsaws (power tools)
Hazardous waste disposal
Pay & display machines
ESPO is one of the UK's largest Professional Buying Organisations (PBO). It's customer focused organisation owned by the Public Sector. We're committed to delivering best value to our customers, suppliers and local communities, including:
ESPO was established in 1981 to provide a comprehensive procurement service to its member authorities. We now operate from a state-of-the-art 120,000 sq ft distribution facility where more than 350 staff are dedicated to providing customers with a rapid and efficient service. Our philosophy throughout this time has been to deliver cost savings to customers by offering more choice, quality and best value.
The majority of ESPO staff, work from our 120,000 sq ft offices and distribution centre in Leicester, however to enable us to offer a fast and efficient nationwide service we also have a distribution centre in Wales.
ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation)
Unit 8, Cwmtillery Industrial Estate
ESPO is owned by the public sector through seven local authorities and is self funding, any profit made from our trading or procurement activities covers our running costs and allows us to invest in procurement services that all aspects of the public sector can benefit from. Any income made over and above this is returned back the public sector via our members.
We recover our costs in one of two ways:
ESPO is owned and governed by a consortium of six member authorities.
The quickest and easiest way to contact ESPO is to visit our contact page and then choose the option that best describes your enquiry; you will then be presented with a number of contact options which are best suited to your particular enquiry.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 designate some organisations as “Central Purchasing Bodies”. ESPO is classed as a “Central Purchasing Body” which means:
A contracting authority which -
(a) acquires goods or services intended for one or more contracting authorities;
(b) awards public contracts intended for one or more contracting authorities; or
(c) concludes framework agreements for work, works, goods or services intended for one or more contracting authorities;
In regard to Central Purchasing Bodies (1) A contracting authority may purchase work, works, goods or services from or through a central purchasing body, and (2) Where a contracting authority makes purchases in accordance with paragraph (1), it shall be deemed to have complied with these Regulations to the extent that the Central Purchasing Body has complied with them.
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