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The Chamber constantly campaigns for fair public procurement practices that enable North East firms to compete


Chair: Neil Barker (emBark Architecture)

The Chamber contact: Jonathan Walker

The Buy North East Steering Group oversees The Chamber's campaign for public procurement reform in the North East with the aim of influencing a public procurement system which is more responsive to the capabilities of the regional supply market, and takes better account of the wider economic impact of spending decisions. We want to see public procurement that is:

Broader: with more work being won by more North East businesses

Simpler: reducing the complexity of the bidding process

Smarter: looking beyond the purchase price to use public procurement for social, economic and environmental benefits.

Our Steering Group is made up of 33 members representing sectors including IT, construction, marketing, legal, recruitment, office supplies, consultancy, social enterprise, healthcare equipment and accountancy. Many are experienced in working with the public sector and have strong track records as suppliers to public sector bodies.

If you would like to attend or learn more about Buy North East, please get in touch.