Category Groups

NEUPC Category Groups work with our members to help create, shape and implement agreements that encourage and assist collaborative spend.

We work in close partnership with other national colleagues to ensure our work is sensibly grouped and streamlined to bring maximum benefit from particular supplier markets.

Our Category Groups work in line with an NEUPC terms of reference to ensure all parties are consulted in a consistently fair and appropriate way.  From these groups, we then help to form Tender Working Parties that deliver at a project level.

In line with our responsible procurement policy we ensure that we deliver frameworks in partnership with our suppliers to bring maximum economic, social and environmental benefits where possible.

NEUPC continue to contract manage these key agreements by considering levels of risk, balanced with value. Once we are clear on the prioritisation, we assign contract reviews linked to a process that covers strategic, managed and routine contracts.

To join a category group - simply register online and select your groups of interest:

Contract planner here

A full list of the NEUPC Category Groups is below: