Whether your passion is combating climate change, conserving and protecting ocean life or equipping the next generation of marine scientists, supporting the National Oceanography Centre allows you to have a direct impact on world leading ocean research and innovation and helps ensure we continue to make global impact from the coast to the deepest ocean.
Who are our suppliers?
The National Oceanography Centre works with suppliers from all over the world to support our cutting-edge science and engineering. We currently have around 1400 registered suppliers.
The NOC holds ISO 14001:2015 and wherever practical, we work with suppliers who also hold this accreditation.
Supplier Code of Conduct
All NOC suppliers are required to comply with NOC's Supplier Code of Conduct. The supplier code of conduct outlines NOC's expectations for all our suppliers and includes subjects such as sustainability and documentation requirements.
The NOC trades fairly with it's suppliers and develops relationships in accordance with our shared values. The NOC will ensure that we operate fair competition, with documented due diligence of our procurement and financial processes and promotion of fairness throughout our value chains.
The National Oceanography Centre publishes their over threshold procurement contract information free of charge via the Contracts Finder and Find a Tender web sites.
The NOC take full advantage of pre-negotiated commercial framework agreements and places contracts through the Crown Commercial Services and the London University Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), among others.
The National Oceanography Centre will not condone or tolerate fraud, bribery or corruption in any form.
Working Well with us
Please ensure budgetary quotes contain all the information outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct. Quotations will not be binding until you receive a Purchase Order.
To protect both our suppliers and the NOC, we require that all goods and services have a Purchase Order (PO) issued with accompanying NOC Terms and Conditions.
Please do not start work or dispatch any goods until a valid Purchase Order had been received.
- Invoices must reference a corresponding Purchase Order number
- Ensure invoice information matches information on the Purchase Order - item description, delivery costs, price, currency etc
Please send all invoices in a pdf format to: email@example.com
We strive to pay all suppliers within 30 days of receiving a correct invoice.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries about how best to work with us;
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