27th April 2017
NEPO is recruiting for the position of Team Administrator (fixed term until 31 March 2018).
25th April 2017
NEPO has invited suppliers to take part in an annual survey designed to capture views on public sector procurement.
Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team invite you to attend an in-depth workshop aimed at suppliers, and potential suppliers, of goods, works or services to the Council.
19th April 2017
Find out about the benefits of registering on the NEPO Portal.
12th April 2017
A series of insight events for public sector organisations interested in using the Insurance Services (RM3731) framework will take place in May, June and September.
6th April 2017
Newcastle City Council has a vacancy for the position of Commissioning and Procurement Officer. Closing date is 17 April 2017.
5th April 2017
Durham County Council has advertised two positions within Corporate Procurement. Closing date is 26 April 2017.
4th April 2017
Public sector procurement plays a key role in ensuring that businesses understand what is expected of them and comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This article provides guidance and advice for NEPO's suppliers.
29th March 2017
Steven Sinclair, Head of Procurement at NEPO, describes NEPO's approach to IR35 intermediaries legislation.
28th March 2017
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland has used NEPO’s Building Construction Works solution to appoint a build partner for the new Community Safety Hub in Hemlington, Middlesbrough.
22nd March 2017
The organisation formerly known as NEPRO Ltd has revealed that the company will be rebranded to Bloom to support its vision of opening up procurement.
21st March 2017
NEPO has advertised two vacancies for the position of Regional Procurement Officer (one fixed term and one permanent position).
9th March 2017
NEPO has awarded a solution for the provision of Meter Operator Services.
2nd March 2017
NEPO has published a useful guide for suppliers interested in competing for work with public sector organisations in the North East.
28th February 2017
NEPO is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Recruiter Awards 2017 for the 'Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation' category.
21st February 2017
NEPO is holding a market engagement event on 6 March (Newcastle) to consult with construction contractors in preparation for the renewal of the Building Construction Works Framework.
15th February 2017
We are delighted to announce that NEPO has been shortlisted for four GO Awards.
14th February 2017
Sunderland City Council has shared the presentations from its 8 Feb. Meet the Buyer event on opportunities to supply high profile events in the city.
31st January 2017
NEPO and TPPL are pleased to announce a new partnership that will enable public sector bodies to purchase and contract hire vehicles and plant at competitive rates.
25th January 2017
NEPO has awarded a solution for the supply of catering disposables covering a wide range of products such as food containers, cups, bags and baking accessories.
Sunderland City Council is holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on where suppliers can find out about upcoming opportunities to supply a variety of goods and services for some of the highest profile events in the region.
19th January 2017
NEPO has published a survey to collect views from the Construction sector on the forthcoming tender process for a Building Construction Works framework.
17th January 2017
The NEPO Contracts Register is a free tool that provides information on contracts that can help your business identify subcontracting opportunities and plan resources for tendering.
22nd December 2016
The NEPO team will raise funds for Mental Health North East in 2017.
The NEPO Business Club offers a programme of free events for suppliers interested in improving their public sector tendering skills.
14th December 2016
Read about how NEPO procured a regional solution for the supply of Liquid Fuels (such as petrol, diesel, gas oil and kerosene) with estimated savings of £250K over 4 years.
7th December 2016
NEPO is holding a series of one-to-one appointments with suppliers and distributors of Milk and Dairy Products on Thursday 8 December 2016 (in Newcastle upon Tyne).
1st December 2016
29th November 2016
Durham County Council have a vacancy for a Strategic Procurement Officer.
22nd November 2016
As part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations held in November 2016, NEPO presented a number of colleagues with awards to recognise their contribution to collaborative procurement in the region.
10th November 2016
NEPO has marked its 40th anniversary with an awards ceremony to celebrate its contribution to local government procurement in the region.
3rd November 2016
Taking place Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9.30am – 11.30am at the Learning Lounge, Hebburn Central, Glen Street, Hebburn, NE31 1AB.
19th October 2016
Taking place Tuesday 8 November in London.
6th October 2016
Taking place 20 October 2016. A networking event for consultants to discover the benefits of working with NEPRO, our neutral vender professional service provider.
22nd September 2016
NEPO has awarded a new solution for Grounds Maintenance Equipment.
20th September 2016
NEPO has awarded a new solution for Travel Management Services to Click Travel Ltd.
Exciting opportunity for a Team Administrator to join NEPO
15th September 2016
Taking place 10am to 1.30pm on Friday 14 October 2016 at Aon offices, 40 Spring Garden, Manchester. An event for public sector buyers to learn about Insurance Service Framework (ref RM3731).
7th September 2016
The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) has implemented a new solution for North East local authorities to purchase their liquid fuel requirements.
6th September 2016
Taking place 16th Sept. 2016 at Aycliffe Business Park. A marketplace for broadband providers to showcase their services to Aycliffe Business Park community.
NEPO has published a short guide to help public sector buyers fully understand NEPRO - our innovative solution for the procurement of professional services.
1st September 2016
31st August 2016
On 28 September 2016, NEPRO Ltd is hosting a one-day conference for its clients (taking place at the British Library, London).
10th August 2016
On 21st April 2016 NEPO extended the current Electricity Framework with npower for a further two years effective from 1st April 2017.
25th July 2016
This free event will provide public sector colleagues with guidance, knowledge and support on making decisions around insurance service procurement.
21st July 2016
The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) will be undertaking a procurement exercise shortly for the Supply of Furniture.
30th June 2016
(Olympia Building, Teesside University, 5 July 2016)
Come along and visit our stand at the Tees Valley Business Summit on Tuesday 5th July in the Olympia Building at Teesside University from 8am to 4pm.
27th June 2016
(5th July 2016, One Trinity Green, South Shields)
How to sell to the MOD
The South Tyneside Business Forum (STBF) are pleased to be hosting a ‘How to sell to the MOD’ event on Tuesday 05 July 2016 at One Trinity Green, Eldon Street, South Shields, NE33 1SA.
1st June 2016
(June 9, Business & IP Centre, Newcastle)
Are you tendering for new business? Have you won a new contract? Are you planning for growth? If so, the Business & IP Centre are offering the following free workshop:
Date: Thursday 9 June 2016
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Bewick Hall City Library, Newcastle, NE1 8AX
The workshop is specifically aimed at businesses who are planning to take on staff or expand their workforce and will be an introduction to developing a people strategy from first thoughts through to building a successful team.
25th May 2016
The NEPO Portal has been upgraded in order to create a much more user-friendly experience for public sector suppliers.
20th May 2016
The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) in partnership with de Poel have just been added to the list of National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Professional Award winners, beating the likes of Capita and NHS SBS & Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to scoop a prestigious accolade for excellence in public sector outsourcing.
10th May 2016
NEPO is delighted to announce that our work with de Poel on temporary labour provision has been shortlisted for a NOA Professional Award in the “Excellence in Business Process Outsourcing (Public Sector)” category.
18th April 2016
The NEPO Portal will be upgrading their ProContract system on 23rd May.
14th April 2016
The North East Growth Hub is an online platform that connects you with like-minded people and simplifies business support for SMEs in the North East region.
13th April 2016
Are you attending Expo North East on 27 April 2016? If so, come and visit NEPO at Stand GN36.
8th April 2016
Durham County Council’s procurement team are holding three Procurement Workshops in April / May, to offer potential suppliers and providers an opportunity to learn more about the procurement process and gain valuable insights on how to find out about tender opportunities, how to bid effectively for them, and how we pick the winners.
7th April 2016
The North East Procurement Organisation has entered into a four year framework agreement with twenty three successful contractors which signals their intent to move to a new more collaborative approach to civil engineering & infrastructure works across the North East region.
5th April 2016
Taking place 10.
31st March 2016
The North East Procurement Organisation in partnership with the North East Highways Alliance has entered into a four year framework agreement with thirteen successful contractors which signals a new more collaborative approach to highways construction.
21st March 2016
Looking to improve and grow your business?
Redcar & Cleveland Business Growth Surgery
9:30am - 12.
10th March 2016
Taking place Wednesday 23 March at 1pm (Newcastle)
NEPO is reviewing options regarding their approach to Bring Bank Recycling pending their current contract coming to an end in October 2016.
10th February 2016
Thursday 18th February 14.
4th February 2016
Taking place Tues 22 March at NETpark, Stockton-on-Tees (9:00 to 12:00)
How can SMEs defend against sophisticated cyber threats with limited resources?
How can suppliers ensure they are compliant with Cyber Essentials - a requirement for public sector suppliers when bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services?
Signacure Resilience's FREE workshop will be packed full of useful hints and tips to enable you to create a plan of action for your organisation to control vulnerabilities and cyber risks.
2nd February 2016
Taking place on Tuesday 1 March in Jarrow (from 17:45 to 20:15)
The South Tyneside Business Forum is hosting a FREE event for local businesses in South Tyneside and the wider North East.
26th January 2016
Taking place Friday 12 February in Darlington
Tees Valley Unlimited is hosting a breakfast event giving local supply chain companies the opportunity to meet key executives from two of the UK’s most significant rail projects at an executive business briefing.
23rd January 2016
(Various dates, Business & IP Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX)
FREE events for organisations with an interest in winning public sector business have been added to the NEPO Business Club Programme January - April 2016.
7th January 2016
(Various dates, Business & IP Centre, Newcastle City Library)
The January 2016 programme of events, supported by Generation North East, is now published.
5th January 2016
(Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, TS10 1TD, Wednesday 27 January)
Kick start your business in 2016 by attending our Construction Meet the Buyer event.
25th November 2015
(Gateshead Civic Centre, 9 December 2015)
Gateshead Council on behalf of NEPO is acting as lead spoke to arrange a Framework for Demolition Services and Asbestos Management for use by the NEPO Authorities and their partner organisations for a period of 4 years.
17th November 2015
If you are attending the Local Government Procurement Expo at London Olympia on 18 November 2015, then please come and visit NEPO's stand in the Local Government Pavilion.
15th October 2015
Taking place Thursday 22 October 2015 at The Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe, Durham.
30th September 2015
The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) has issued its third annual supplier survey.
25th August 2015
(22 September, Ramside Hall, Durham)
Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Venue: Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TD
Suppliers and sub Constractors are being offered the chance to build business relationships with Esh Construction in the North East at their 'Meet the Buyer' event.
3rd August 2015
Following information published earlier in July, please find attached our response with full consideration of all feedback received throughout the NE12+ consultation period.
23rd July 2015
As part of an overarching review of the NEPO Electronic Tendering System, NEPO and its 12 Member Authorities are looking to review three elements of our portal service provision as outlined below:
1) Review of the actual system;
2) Redesigning of services; and
3) Establishing gaps in service provision.
16th July 2015
Is your business based in the Tees Valley? If so, Tees Valley Unlimited ( the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley) would like to hear from you.
17th June 2015
Provider Workshop, Friday 17th July, 1pm
Tuned In! Majuba Road, Redcar, TS10 5BJ
Children’s Residential Care Providers are invited to attend an afternoon workshop looking at the Tees Valley vision for future provision and the development of a framework agreement.
16th June 2015
(South Shields, 9 July 2015)
The July meeting of South Tyneside Business Forum's Construction Group will be held as follows:
Venue: One Trinity Green, Laygate, South Shields
Date: Thursday 09 July 2015
5th June 2015
(Friday 26 June, Business and IP Centre, Newcastle)
The NEPO Business Club's Winning Business Outside the Region workshop originally scheduled for Tuesday 16 June will now be held on Friday 26 June.
(16 June, Future Technology Centre, Washington)
Tadea UK would like to invite North East SMEs* to an Energy and Fuel Efficiency Showcase of two products that will save businesses money and reduce carbon emissions.
3rd June 2015
(Business and IP Centre, Newcastle City Library - various dates)
The NEPO Business Club events for the month of June are now available for you to reserve your place.
8th May 2015
(South Shields, 18 May 2015)
South Tyneside Council would like to invite you to a Local Supplier Engagement Event at Chuter Ede Education Centre on Monday 18 May.
29th April 2015
(14 May, One Trinity Green, Laygate, South Shields)
The next meeting of the South Tyneside Business Forum Construction Group will take place on Thursday 14th May 2015 at One Trinity Green, Laygate, South Shields, 8.
30th March 2015
Newcastle City council are holding a supplier engagement event for Alternative Education Provision for Young People.
11th February 2015
Teesside University is working with Tadea to offer a free half day simulator-based driver workshop package (worth £280) to 27 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the North East*.
5th February 2015
(Sedgefield, 18th February 2015)
NEPO would like to invite all interested parties to attend the following supplier engagement event in advance of the forthcoming procurement process for the North East region's Highways Resurfacing Framework.
(North Tyneside, 12 & 18 February 2015)
North Tyneside Council will be holding two sessions for transport providers to outline the tendering procedure and to demonstrate the Dynamic Purchasing System.
4th February 2015
(The Core, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne 12&13 February 2015)
Newcastle City Council's Business & IP Centre is encouraging small and medium sized North East enterprises to attend their 'Innovation Elevator' Programme of events.
3rd February 2015
(NETPark, Sedgefield, 25th and 26th February)
The 12 local authorities across the North East and Client Commissioning Group (CCG) partners have come together to form the "NE12+ Collaborative".
12th December 2014
(Durham University, 7 January 2015)
Durham University has announced that a Supplier Development Event will be held on Wednesday, 7th January 2015 at Durham University Business School (DH1 3LB), hosted by the University's Procurement Service.
27th November 2014
South Tyneside Council is seeking expressions of interest from organisations wishing to deliver 16-19 Study Programme provision.
South Tyneside Council is currently looking for organisations to provide a home care service for adults and older people who live within the Borough of South Tyneside.
The analysis of the 2014 NEPO Supplier Survey indicated that North East suppliers and providers would appreciate more access to finance to assist them specifically with public sector tendering.
21st November 2014
Lord Young is currently reviewing the implementation of the Social Value Act and in support of this, the Cabinet Office are encouraging businesses and organisations of all sizes but particularly micro and small enterprises to take part in a consultation.
12th November 2014
North Tyneside Council will commence a procurement exercise for the above tender at the end of this month.
10th November 2014
(25 November 2014, Belmont, Durham)
The North East Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) want to engage with training providers who have both the capacity and capability to support the region's local authorities in training their social care workforce in readiness for Care Act implementation in April 2015.
7th November 2014
(County Hall Durham, 24th November, 27th November, 1st December)
Durham County Council's Corporate Procurement team is holding a series of in-depth workshops aimed at suppliers and potential suppliers of goods, works or services to the Council.
17th October 2014
(Gateshead College Automotive Centre, Fri 24 October 2014)
Date: Friday 24 October 2014
Time: 9:30 for 10.
2nd October 2014
(Friday, 28 November 2014, Brittania Hotel, Newcastle Airport)
The Percy Hedley Foundation, working in partnership with the DWP, is holding a Disability Confident event to help businesses, social enterprises and CVS groups gain an understanding of how they can provide improved services for employees who have a disability.
(Thursday 9 October 2014, Teesside University Darlington)
Just four places remain for the Successful Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) event at Teesside University Darlington next week.
29th September 2014
Children, Education and Social Care at Stockton Borough Council are requesting expressions of interest from individuals and organisations who have the ability to provide a range of specialist assessments and interventions for children and/or their families with whom the Local Authority are working.
18th September 2014
(Thursday 2nd October 2014, East Durham College, Peterlee)
Infinis, one of the UK's leading generators of renewable power, is holding a procurement event to launch their "How to do Business with Infinis" Guide.
17th September 2014
(Friday 26th September, Eaglescliffe, Stockton)
The Social Value Act has the potential to help small businesses and social enterprises become more successful in winning business with the public sector.
Thursday 16th October, 13:00 to 17:00, Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DN
Sunderland City Council currently manage two Childcare centres which deliver a range of support for parents and children.
12th September 2014
A recent NEPO supplier survey identified that the operations of 17% of businesses and social enterprises bidding for local authority contracts were impacted on by winter weather conditions over the past two years.
10th September 2014
(26th September, Inspire2Learn, Eston)
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council would like to invite all Short Breaks Service providers to a consultation event as follows:-
Date: 26th September 2014
Time: 9am to 12 noon
Venue: Inspire2Learn, Normanby Road, Eston, Middlesbrough, TS6 9AE
• Refreshments (9.
9th September 2014
(Various dates and venues)
RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: COME AND MEET DE POEL!
The NEPO Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Staff has been awarded to De Poel - a leading expert in the temporary recruitment industry with a significant client base across multiple sectors and a managed spend of over half a billion pounds.
(Various dates, Teesside University Darlington)
The NEPO Business Club Autumn 2014 events programme kicks-off with a series of training sessions that have been specifically designed to help businesses of all sizes in the Tees Valley.
3rd September 2014
(26 September 2014, Middlesbrough)
Redcar and Cleveland borough Council will be holding a Short Breaks Consultation Event as follows:
Date: 26th September 2014
Time: 9am - 12pm
Venue: Inspire2Learn Centre, Normanby Road, South Bank, Middlesbrough, TS6 9AE
The event will be to work with current and potential Short Breaks service providers to look at the current Redcar and Cleveland Short Breaks service offer, the current market position, the shaping of the future offer and the Council's plans for tendering.
26th August 2014
North Tyneside Council are planning to go out to tender for Supporting People to Live at Home contract, this will include a mix of short and long term interventions that enable a person to live an independent life, remain in their own home and fully engage in their community.
14th August 2014
Crown Commercial Service and Pro5 would like to invite you to attend our free, regional insurance events taking place throughout October 2014.
13th August 2014
Following the NE7 Provider Engagement Event (Independent Fostering Services) held on 29 July, a summary of the discussions and the NE7 group's response has now been published.
11th August 2014
A provider engagement event regarding independent fostering services was held on 29 July 2014.
25th July 2014
Do you want to share your experiences of tendering for North East local authority contracts? If so, the 2014 NEPO Supplier Survey is available now for suppliers and providers to complete.
4th July 2014
(Newcastle Civic Centre, 29 July 2014)
A second provider engagement event for the NEPO Provision of Independent Fostering Services contract will be held as follows:-
Date: 29 July 2014
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: Armstrong/Stephenson Room, Newcastle Civic Centre, NE1 8QH
There will be local authority representation from across the seven local authorities collaborating in this contract: Newcastle City Council, Northumberland County Council, South Tyneside Council, North Tyneside Council, Durham County Council, Gateshead Council and Sunderland City Council.
1st July 2014
Taking place 13.
27th June 2014
Join like-minded managers at Intraining’s Management Academy to develop your ability to support your team and improve business performance.
16th June 2014
South Tyneside Council is reviewing its adult day care and support service provision and wishes to develop a list of providers to ensure a more flexible supply for service users.
9th June 2014
(Takes place 20th June, 13:00 at Newcastle City Council)
Are you an independent foster care agency?
We currently have a collaborative arrangement whereby seven local authorities in the North East of England have been purchasing placements with independent foster care agencies since 1 April 2011.
6th June 2014
‘Know Our Business’ Supplier Event
17th June 2014
8:00 to 16:00
Langdale Centre, North Tyneside, NE28 0HG
Are you interested in Speaking to North Tyneside Council Officers who buy goods and services? Do you want to understand where our future spend intentions lie? Are you interested in bidding for work with the council?
North Tyneside Council and our strategic partners Cofely, Kier and Capita are holding this event in order to provide local businesses with the information to help you do all this.
30th May 2014
(12th June, RMT Accountants and Business Advisers Office, Gosforth)
Franchising is a tried and tested method of expanding a successful business model and getting it right is crucial to a businesses long term expansion and profitability.
20th May 2014
Broadband infrastructure providers are being asked to support the Open Market Review (OMR) process launched by the Digital Durham Partnership.
8th May 2014
(Takes place 16.
15th April 2014
Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team are holding a series of four workshops aimed at suppliers, and potential suppliers, of goods, works or services.
14th April 2014
The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) has launched its latest programme of free training for organisations interested in improving their public sector tendering skills.
4th April 2014
The new EU Procurement Directives have now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and can be accessed by clicking here.
27th March 2014
NEPO recently held an information event for suppliers to learn more about the forthcoming changes to the EU Procurement Directives.
25th March 2014
The North East Rural Growth Network is a project delivered in Northumberland, Durham and Gateshead aimed at encouraging growth in rural businesses.
21st March 2014
South Tyneside Council will be promoting services available to support Carers during Carers Week, through a series of events, information days and presentations.
18th March 2014
Blyth Offshore Demonstrator - Geotechnical Investigations March 2014
Deadline: Apr 1, 2014
The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) is seeking an experienced contractor to perform offshore geotechnical investigations for a demonstration windfarm.
14th March 2014
The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) would like to highlight a number of tender opportunities that are currently on their website:
- Six Steel Slabs - deadline 25th March, 12 noon
- 500Hz Source for 3000 Hour Ageing Test - deadline 26th March, 12 noon
- HV Resonant Transformer Supply - deadline 26th March, 12 noon
- 600kV Water Terminations for HV Cable Insulation Breakdown Testing, deadline 26th March, 12 noon
- 100kV Test Cable Terminations, deadline 26th March, 12 noon
Further details are available on their website at http://www.
12th March 2014
Thank you to all suppliers who attended the above event at County Hall, and apologies to those who were unable to secure a place.
6th March 2014
The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) wishes to procure a single sourced framework agreement for the supply of stationery items.
28th February 2014
(25th March, Gateshead Civic Centre)
ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT .
27th February 2014
(Durham, Thursday 20th March)
Durham County Council will host the next NEPO Business Briefing event on the impact of new EU Procurement Directives on North East businesses.
13th February 2014
(Successful Pre-Qualification, Tuesday 25th February, Gateshead, Being Different: Your people, your track record and your capabilities, Tuesday 25th March, Gateshead)
As part of the NEPO Business Club, two workshops are being held in Gateshead:-
Successful Pre-Qualification, Tuesday 25th February, Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, NE8 1HH
The Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is the very first evaluation step in the tendering process; it’s the stage that determines whether you are chosen to go on to showcase your goods or services in a tender document.
7th February 2014
Organised by Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team, this free event will look at aspects of the procurement process and will be tailored specifically towards the new Adult Wellbeing opportunity.
30th January 2014
(The TAD Centre, Middlesbrough, Tuesday 11th February 2014)
NEPO working in partnership with Middlesbrough Means Business has arranged a day of appointments for businesses based in Middlesbrough.
29th January 2014
(Taking place on Wednesday 26th February 2014 in Gateshead)
Business in the Community, a business-led charity with over 850 members, is inviting a selected number of SMEs in the estate management sector to take part in an interactive free event with up to four buyers from large businesses including Sage and Northumbrian Water Group.
28th January 2014
The North East Procurement Organisation is relocating to Newcastle Quayside.
22nd January 2014
In order to allow for some essential maintenance work to be carried out, the ProContract eTendering system and NEPO Portal will be unavailable on Saturday 25 January from 3 - 5pm.
10th January 2014
(Taking place 2.
9th January 2014
(Taking place Tuesday 21st January, Keelman House, Team Valley, Gateshead)
The NEPO Business Club Tuesday Surgery provides organisations with the opportunity to meet with an independent tendering professional for an hour of free one-to-one support.
7th January 2014
("Navigating the NEPO Portal" appointments, taking place Friday 17th January, Keelman House, Team Valley, Gateshead)
The NEPO Portal is the online tendering system used by the North East Procurement Organisation and the 12 North East Councils.
Company categorisation has never been more important.
2nd January 2014
(Taking place 9.
20th December 2013
SITA UK Ltd is Northumberland County Council’s PFI Waste Management Partner.
19th December 2013
The European Commission has revised the thresholds at which the public sector must advertise tendering opportunities across Europe.
18th December 2013
Please note that the NEPO office will be closed from 16:30 on Friday 20 December 2013 until 8:30am on Thursday 2 January 2014.
16th December 2013
13th December 2013
The latest NEPO Business Club programme of free events has been published.
11th December 2013
The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) is looking to procure an Asset Management Database to support all existing and new assets in the delivery and recording of planned and corrective maintenance.
6th December 2013
NEPRO is a nationally available service used by public sector organisations to engage consultants, professional services and interim support.
4th December 2013
The Entrust Growth Fund is a £2.
29th November 2013
(Taking place 9am to 1pm on Thursday 12 December 2013, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle)
Getting finance at an affordable cost is one of the biggest challenges small businesses and social enterprises face.
25th November 2013
(Taking place 10.
22nd November 2013
(Taking place on Tuesday 3rd December, The Glebe Centre, County Durham, 13.
21st November 2013
Market Engagement on Adults Independent Advocacy
Sunderland City Council is engaging with providers to seek their views regarding the delivery of advocacy services to adults within the City of Sunderland.
(Taking place 2, 3 and 4 December 2013 at various North East locations)
Are you an adviser called on to help set up or grow social enterprises? Would you like to improve your ability to find the optimal organisational structure for your clients?
Geof Cox Associates will be running a series of FREE seminars in North East England in early December on behalf of the North East Social Enterprise Partnership, aimed at developing a network and resources to embed organisational structure development expertise in the social enterprise support infrastructure in the region.
19th November 2013
(Taking place Thursday 28 November 2013 at 8am in Gateshead)
If you provide advice and guidance to businesses and social enterprises - and want to find out more about the public sector opportunities available to your clients – then join us at this FREE breakfast event organised by the North East Procurement Organisation.
Are you delivering a government-funded project but you’re not a public sector organisation? Are you a Tier 1 supplier for a local authority contract in need of sub contractors? Do you need to engage with a local supply base? The NEPO Portal Sub Contracting module could be the answer.
18th November 2013
As businesses focus increasingly on cost savings and sustainability, you may find that clients ask you to report on your actions to improve resource efficiency, or you may need to demonstrate your commitment to improving performance within tenders.
15th November 2013
Teesside University is running a series of free workshops to develop social enterprise ideas and concepts.
14th November 2013
Gateshead Council has given notice that their list of Approved Contractors and Sub-contractors for Building and other Associated works is subject to revision.
Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team are holding a series of four workshops aimed at suppliers, and potential suppliers, of goods, works or services to the Council.
12th November 2013
Grants are available for third sector organisations who need to become contract ready.
11th November 2013
Northumberland County Council is launching a 'Grow Northumberland' initiative which is aimed at supporting and helping Northumberland based suppliers.
NEPO will be exhibiting at the North East Expo taking place on 13 November at the Newcastle Falcolns' ground at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
A new initiative is being launched by Northumberland County Council with the aim of increasing council spending in the county to help to boost the local economy.
Event date: Friday 29 November 2013
Venue: The Education Centre, Stockton on Tees
This event, organised by the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership and NEPO Business Club, is a repeat of the event held in Gateshead on 21st October 2013.
Welcome to Supply NEPO, the North East Procurement Organisation's (NEPO) blog for organisations interested in supplying the public sector and beyond.
NEPO Business Club offers a programme of free events for suppliers interested in improving their public sector tendering skills.
Over 22,000 organisations have registered as suppliers on the NEPO Portal - the online tendering system used by NEPO and the 12 North East Councils*.
We’ve helped hundreds of suppliers improve their public sector tendering skills through the NEPO Business Club programme of free events. Visit the events calendar to find out about upcoming events.
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