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FAQs - Legal

Accuracy of information

ESPO has tried to ensure that the information we publish on print and online is accurate. Our website is continually updated, and as such provides the most up to date information available.

Commercial sensitivity

The information you will find in our printed materials, on our websites, and in our User Guides, is commercially sensitive. Public sector organisations have a duty of confidence towards such information, and you are required to treat it in confidence and not release it to the open market. Doing so may leave both you and ESPO exposed to legal claims.

OJEU framework permissible users

ESPO may supply goods and provide services to any “public body”, as defined in the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (as amended). Further information about which organisations are eligible to use our services is available here.

Useful links

Classification of geographical areas referred to in OJEU notices:

UK/United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Administrative Regions of the United Kingdom/UK: All Local Government administered regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Regions in England: Reference may be made to the 9 highest tier of Regions:- East Midlands, West Midlands; East of England; South East; South West; North West; North East; Yorkshire & Humber; London, or to individual administering Councils. Click here for more information

Northern Ireland: Administered across 11 Districts of Northern Ireland (formerly 26 Districts until 1 April 2015): Click here for more information

Scotland: Administered across 32 Council areas: Click here for more information

Wales: Administered across 22 Council areas: Click here for more information

ESPO Member Authorities: Click here for more information

NUTS CODES: The European Journal template requires selection of a NUTS code (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) in an OJEU Notice, but regrettably, will not allow selection of more than one. Thus, where a notice refers to delivery/use in more than one specific region, but not throughout the UK, a NUTS code will be selected that best reflects the region of greatest use. Where a notice refers to delivery/use within more than one specific region and also throughout the UK, the NUTS code for 'UK' will be selected.

Classification of user organisations referred to in OJEU notices

Local Authorities: County, Unitary, District, Borough, and Metropolitan Councils (Parish and Community Councils are also permissible users) - please refer to the links in the relevant Sections above entitled: Regions in England; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Wales.

Educational Establishments: Nursery School, Primary School, Middle or High School, Secondary School, Academy, Special School, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Further Education Colleges, Universities.

Schools in England
Scottish Schools Online
Schools in Wales or
Schools Database Northern Ireland
Universities and Colleges

Police, Fire & Rescue & Maritime & Coastguard Agency Emergency Services:

NHS Bodies, the HSC (Northern Ireland) and Ambulance Services:

Government Departments and Agencies:
A listing of UK government departments can also be found here:

Registered Charities: 

Registered Social Landlords: Government-funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives.

Does ESPO have a statement on modern slavery?

Whilst ESPO, as a Local Authority Joint Committee, does not meet the definitions of organisations covered by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and, therefore, is not required to publish a statement, as a professional, responsible and ethical public procurement organisation, ESPO recognises this is good practice and to fail to do so would give rise to increased supply chain and reputational risk.
ESPO has voluntarily adopted the provisions of the Act therefore, and is taking the following steps to address risk including slavery and human trafficking in its supply chains, through contracts for goods and services destined for framework, catalogue and other customers, and through its own contracted supply chains, in particular for agency staff.

  • Major Corporate Risk Record (MRR) raised as part of Corporate Risk Register, reviewed at a senior level quarterly.
  • Review of ITT templates for frameworks and for catalogue to include a method statement question for suppliers on their approach to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in their business operations and in their supply chains (noting that not all suppliers will be subject to the legislation)
  • Risk Assessment tools to accommodate supply chain ethical risk including slavery and human trafficking, to reflect risk by category, country etc
  • Contract clause(s) to be drafted and implemented to cover slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain covering;
    • Sub-contracting
    • Due diligence and supplier warranties backing off potential risks
    • Immediate notification of any actual or suspected breaches of the organisation’s policies and any actual or suspected slavery or human trafficking which has a connection to the agreement
    • Audits and training
    • Compliance with all laws and policies and, specifically, the Modern Slavery Act
    • Early termination if a suspected or actual breach is discovered or reported.
  • Initial ESPO Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement to be drafted
  • A section in the Annual Governance Statement to be included on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking


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