We undertake our purchasing and procurement activity in a fair, open and transparent manner.

All NSTA contracts over £10,000 are awarded following competition between potential suppliers unless there are compelling reasons why competition cannot be used or there is a central government framework in place.

Where required, contracts are advertised on the Delta e-sourcing website in line with our obligation under the UK & WTO procurement rules. lf a contract is below the threshold it will be advertised on Contracts Finder.

The NSTA uses free-to-register electronic procurement portals for all above threshold procurement. Suppliers are recommended to register on both Contracts Finder and the Delta e-Sourcing portal which provide automatic alerts to procurement opportunities.

Our Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders can be viewed here.