In this section

 

A-Z of products and services

B

is for...

Builders materials

P

is for...

Pay & display machines

U

is for...

Uniforms

W

is for...

Weather forecasting services

C

is for...

Counselling services

N

is for...

Networking equipment

R

is for...

Razor blades

T

is for...

Translation & interpretation services

Y

is for...

Youth support services

Z

is for...

Zipper bags

K

is for...

Kerbside recycling

H

is for...

Hygiene services

G

is for...

Grass seed

J

is for...

Jigsaw blades

F

is for...

Fuel cards

Q

is for...

Quadbikes

O

is for...

Ovens

V

is for...

Voltage optimisation

E

is for...

Events security

L

is for...

Library books

S

is for...

Sandwiches

X

is for...

Xylophones

A

is for...

Aviation fuel

I

is for...

Ironmongery

D

is for...

Domiciliary care

M

is for...

Mobile phones

FAQs - Customers

How can I contact ESPO?

Please visit the ESPO contact page and select your type of enquiry. 

Why should I use ESPO?

There are many benefits to using ESPO including;

  • Comprehensive procurement service - whether you are experienced in public sector purchasing and need additional assistance or not, ESPO can help guide you through the process. We procure hundreds of frameworks and 'further competitions' every year and our experienced team is here to help you acquire the products and services you need at competitive prices and to a timescale that suits.
  • Purchasing power - ESPO is one of the UK's largest Professional Buying Organisations and is owned by a number of local authorities. This gives us extensive buying power, providing customers throughout the UK with access to a huge selection of public sector frameworks covering many thousands of commonly ordered goods and services, all at highly competitive prices.
  • Full compliance with the UK Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) - public sector organisations have to follow a number of rules to ensure fairness and transparency, proportionality and non-discrimination. For newcomers to purchasing, this may seem daunting, but ESPO is on hand to help you navigate through the rules and regulations and sure that all purchases are fully compliant. Our frameworks offer both new and more experienced procurement officers the opportunity to save a lot of time and expense in the safe knowledge that the procurement exercise has been undertaken in a professional and compliant manner.
  • Category expertise – Our category teams are not just procurement professionals. They also understand the sharp end, having many years’ experience of working in the supply chain, both as customers and suppliers. Our teams don’t work for customers, they work with them, and provide continuous support.
  • Choice of goods and services - We offer a wide range of frameworks and contracts, for a comprehensive range of goods and services, and solutions to meet the needs of our customers. ESPO also offers a catalogue range of over 25,000 lines to ensure our customers have the best choice of products in the market.
  • Strategic and client specific procurement - ESPO has the expertise to help customers procure both strategically  important and higher value goods and services. Our category teams can offer qualified procurement staff, guidance and assistance throughout the process.
  • Supporting SME’s and local suppliers - Many ESPO frameworks are split into lots using criteria such as region or product type. This opens up opportunities to more local suppliers and encourages SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprises) to bid
  • and compete for these smaller value lots, or for work within particular geographic areas.

Who can use ESPO?

The full list of those organisations who can use ESPO are included in the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970, the list is constantly evolving and changing, if you are not of the organisations listed below and would like to us our catalogue or procurement services, please get in touch.

  • Local Authorities
  • Central Government Agencies and Ministries
  • The NHS and Emergency Services (Blue Light Services)
  • The Education Sector (Schools, Academies, Colleges and Universities)
  • Registered Charities
  • Registered Social Landlords

 

Can't find what you are looking for?

Try our other FAQ sections:

 

OR you can raise any questions you may have via the feedback form on our contact page.


Working in partnership with

Sopo
Crown Commercial Service
Pro5
 
Youth Sport Trust
BESA
Edubuy