The objectives of the organisation are:

  • to improve by co-ordination local authority purchasing with the object of effecting savings in public expenditure for the benefit of its members.
  • to facilitate the making of contracts for the supply of agreed items to all or some of the constituent authorities.
  • to discuss all matters relating to purchasing and co-operation amongst the authorities.

Our aim is to be the premier procurement organisation in the North East, providing excellence and value for money for member organisations. We will be recognised as a source of innovative and responsive purchasing solutions to meet customer needs. We will be wholly focused on meeting those needs within a framework of accountability to our member organisations. We will develop and operate exemplary standards, which will meet the requirements of Best Value and government targets. Our work will be characterised by honesty, equality, integrity and transparency.