Businesses who are requested to become suppliers to the Council should complete a supplier adoption form.
Please note if you are a company you will need to attach an electronic version of your company letterhead with your application.
If there is a possibility that you may be asked to carry out work for the Council which might fall within HMRC's Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), you must be registered as a subcontractor with HMRC, and you must complete the Supplier Adoption form prior to any contracts being signed or work undertaken so that your details can be verified by Accounts Payable. Detailed guidance on the scheme can be found on the HMRC web site.
It is also the intention for payment methods to suppliers to be improved, and BACS payments will be the standard form of trading with the Council.
Please note that invoices must quote an official purchase order number and be sent to the billing address detailed on each order received to facilitate payment. Failure to quote an official purchase order number on the invoice will result in a delay in payment.