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Benefits

NEPRO is a neutral vendor solution that provides a cost-effective and compliant route for the procurement of professional services by the public sector.

Through NEPRO, buyers can choose from thousands of providers via a pre-accredited supply chain, available across 19 categories and 240 sub-categories of professional services spend. All contractual obligations are defined and agreed upfront, which provides peace of mind and a full audit trail for governance.

Buyers are helped to define a robust specification for the required outcome. Procurement specialists then manage the invitation to bid, proposal receipt, evaluation and selection of the best supplier to meet the need. That means suppliers can be briefed, contracted and working on site in significantly less time than traditional procurement routes.

Once the project is in progress, buyers and suppliers use an online system to track progress, report against milestones and authorise payments.

The Association of North East Councils Limited trading as the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) Company number 05014821. © 2018 NEPO.