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NEPO's procurement solutions are the result of extensive consultation with the public sector, suppliers and end users, so that we deliver positive outcomes for the communities we serve.


- Construction
- Energy
- Facilities Management
- Financial Services
- Fleet
- Food
- IT
- Professional Services
- Social Care

Our 70+ solutions are available for use by UK public sector organisations via a free of charge associate membership scheme. 

View our solutions here


Established in 1976, NEPO works in partnership with North East local authorities and the wider public sector to ensure public sector spending delivers value and drives positive outcomes.


We procure a wide range of goods and services which means our procurement solutions feature suppliers of all shapes and sizes, from SMEs to large multinationals.

Register on our e-procurement platform

In October 2022, NEPO and the North East local authorities launched Open, a new e-procurement platform.  

Open will replace the NEPO Portal as the place to do business with NEPO and the twelve North East local authorities.

NEPO will be the first public sector organisation to use Open to run a competitive opportunity. Following a phased implementation in 2023, all North East local authorities will be using Open to buy goods, works and services.

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NEPO also supports businesses in improving their tendering skills via the NEPO Business Club programme of free training. 

Visit the supplier section of our website to find out more.

Meet the team

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Nicola Shelley

Managing Director

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Steven Sinclair

Procurement & Commercial Director

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Michelle Armstrong

Procurement Specialist - Fleet and Facilities Management

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Marie Bartup

Procurement Coordinator - Professional Services

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Scott Bell

Data & Systems Officer

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Rachel Bruce

Communications & PR Specialist

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Andrea Cellini

Procurement Coordinator - Construction

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Matilda Charles

Business Admin Apprentice

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Emanuela Codara

Open Customer Services Coordinator

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Claire Darling-Cooper

Procurement Coordinator - Construction

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Joanne Emery

Intelligence & Performance Specialist

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Marie Forster

Energy Lead

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Adam Gallagher

Procurement Coordinator - Energy

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Julie Garvin

Communications & Marketing Officer

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Michelle Graham

Procurement Coordinator - Fleet and Facilities Management

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Phil Hancock

NEPRO Relationships & Partnerships Specialist

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Simon Hanson

Economic Development & Policy Manager

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Lily Hogarth

Business Admin Apprentice

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Carly Ivers

Procurement Coordinator - Professional Services

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Graham Kelly

Open Product Owner

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Laura Kyle

Procurement Specialist - Energy

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Keith Lamb

Social Value & Supplier Coordinator

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Joanne Leask

Procurement Manager

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Ruth Long

Procurement Coordinator - NEPRO

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Kirstie Mactaggart

Construction Relationships and Partnerships Specialist

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Victoria Maw

In-House Legal Counsel

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Nick McDonald

Procurement Specialist - Corporate Services and ICT

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Michael Murray


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Hannah Nelson

Procurement Coordinator - Energy

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Vicky Owen

Executive Assistant

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Jake Pattison

Procurement Coordinator - Corporate Services & ICT

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Gavin Rimmington

Head of Public Sector

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Jenny Robins

Operations Specialist

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Adam Smith

Head of Commercial & Technology

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Georgia Smithson

Open Customer Services Coordinator

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Joy Stafford

Solution Performance Coordinator

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Carl Telford

Professional Services Lead

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Callum Thompson

Solution Performance Coordinator - Construction

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Faustina Tolosa

Intelligence & Performance Specialist

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Jane Turner

Construction Lead

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Ged Underwood

Finance & Business Officer

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Bethany Wake

Procurement Coordinator - Professional Services

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Stephanie Westgarth

Procurement Coordinator - Fleet & Facilities Management


NEPO aims to provide an excellent service. It is important for us to understand when we achieve this, and also when there is room for improvement.

If you would like to give us feedback please do not hesitate to get in touch.

You can also view our complaints and compliments policy  to find out how we respond to feedback.