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Working with our suppliers

We play an important role in supporting businesses, both large and small, to achieve economic growth.

How we notify suppliers of tendering opportunities

For the majority of our contracts where suppliers are invited to tender we use the regional online system YORtender. We also advertise tender notices in local and regional newspapers, trade press and the EU journal.

We publish a quarterly forward procurement plan showing our planned future procurement activities.

Procedure to pay guidance for North Yorkshire County Council suppliers

In April 2016 we implemented a new purchasing and payment system. As a result of this change, we are now enforcing a 'no purchase order, no pay' policy.

You can read more about the 'no purchase order, no pay' policy here.

Paying our suppliers

Small and medium sized businesses can request to be paid within ten days of us receiving their invoice.

To apply for ten day payment terms please complete the word icon application form for ten day payment terms [48kb] and email it to

Using our e-tendering system

We use YORtender to advertise tendering opportunities, manage the procurement process electronically and monitor contract performance. Users of our previous e-tendering system, the Supplier and Contract Management System, will need to re-register on YORtender.

If you have any problems using YORtender you can email