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Established in 1997, Darlington Borough Council spends in excess of £50m per annum on the procurement of goods and services. The Council is a member of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation (NEPO), which is a local government purchasing consortium of 21 councils in the north east of England consisting of 11 full members and 10 associate members.
The NEPO consortium has negotiated contracts which have an annual value in excess of £70m on behalf of its members. The Council deals with contracts of varying types – from one-off purchases to contracts for supplies, services or works – that will last for a specific period of time before coming up for renewal.
Effective procurement supports the Council’s aims of providing high-quality, value for money services which meet the needs of residents both now and in the future.