Providing goods and services to us
We have adopted the principle of combining common contract
areas with Government
Procurement Service (part of the Efficiency and
Reform Group within the Cabinet
Office); our parent department, Defra; and other government
When a procurement requirement arises we follow, where
appropriate, a hierarchy of supplier contracting:
- If a Government Procurement Service contract exists,
then we will take advantage of the economies of scale of
pan-governmental supply contracts.
- If no Government Procurement Service contract exists
but Defra have a national contract, then we would adopt this
- Where no Government Procurement Service or Defra contract
exists, we would always look to combine our spending power with
other government departments, executive agencies or members of the
collaborative/networking groups of which we are members.
- Only when the above options have been exhausted, would we
conduct a major tendering exercise exclusively for Cefas.
Current major contracts in place at Cefas include:
||Contract expiry date
|Sustainable workplace support:
a Defra Estates contract that includes cleaning, security,
porterage and mailroom, and buildings maintenance
|Mobile telecoms: provided through
a Government Procurement Service framework
||31 March 2015
|Stationery supplies: provided through
a Government Procurement Service contract
||Banner Business Supplies
|Vehicle hire and fuel cards:
provided through a Government Procurement
||5 June 2013
|Vessel management services
||P&O Maritime Services
Terms and Conditions of contract
Our standard Terms and Conditions under which we let goods
and services contracts are:
Our condensed set of Standard Terms and Conditions can
be found here:
Our full set of Standard Terms and Conditions can be
You will be advised which set of terms and conditions apply at
the point of tendering.
Data publication and transparency
As part of the Coalition Government's commitment to
transparency, we are required to publish information relating to
our tenders, contracts and expenditure.
Since November 2010 we have published all financial transactions
above £25,000 and tenders over £10,000 via a central website.
We publish all new tender opportunities over £10,000 on
Contracts Finder (part of the Business
Further information can be found at the Prime Minister's Office
(Number10.gov.uk) and at data.gov.uk.
Tel: +44 (0) 1502 562244