We use a preferred supplier list, but we are always looking for new suppliers with the skills and dynamic solutions that best meet our requirements.
Our supplier selection is based on overall value for money criteria, but we also consider the:
RNIB contracts are generally issued to suppliers on a national basis; however there are times when a local arrangement may be more suitable.
For large value expenditure our tender processes follow Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) guidelines. However, as a charitable organisation, we are not bound by this EU legislation so we follow these guidelines as a best practice process.
Selection and appointment of suppliers is managed by our Procurement Team. This team ensures we control and manage the number of suppliers we use - and keep our supply costs low.
Please be aware that whilst we are happy to receive enquiries from potential new suppliers, the procurement team will only appoint new suppliers when a specific requirement arises.
If you would like to express you interest to work with RNIB you can contact the RNIB Procurement Team and we'll add your details to our database, if the right opportunity arises we may be in touch with you.
Payment for goods received or services completed to the satisfaction of RNIB are made on the 28th day of the month, following the month of the invoice (unless otherwise agreed) and is subject to the receipt of a correctly itemised invoice.
The supplier's invoice must quote the full purchase order number and be addressed as detailed on the front of the purchase order provided.
VAT, where applicable, will be shown separately on all invoices as a net extra charge.
RNIB shall not be responsible for any delays in payment arising from failure to comply with these invoicing instructions.
Payment by RNIB shall be without prejudice to any rights or remedies available to it under any contract issued, or otherwise, and shall not constitute any binding admission by RNIB as to the suitability, quantity, quality or fitness for purpose of goods received or satisfactory performance and completion of the services by the supplier.
RNIB shall be entitled to withhold payment for goods and/or services pending receipt and acceptance of the goods and/or services.
We will comply with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) guidance on professional practice and contractual obligations at all times. We will also:
We expect our suppliers to adhere to the following core standards:
If you have any questions please email [email protected]