Doing business with the council - how we buy

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)

Sometimes we ask the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) or other authorities to purchase goods and services on the council's behalf. ESPO supplies goods and services via their catalogue, direct supply contracts or their numerous framework agreements.

If you would like to investigate the possibility of supplying to ESPO, then visit the suppliers section of the ESPO's website ( or contact ESPO (contact details below).

Please note: Individual departments, sometimes with the support of ESPO, handle more specialist purchases.

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