What we buy

We have organised our commercial team based around our key areas of spend. By managing our spend in categories, we aim to create value through a deep understanding of the commercial drivers in our supplier markets and by building long term relationships with partners and suppliers who share our values and objectives.

  • Corporate & Technical Services

    Our corporate and technical services buying team are responsible for supply chain categories ranging from professional services through to chemicals. A summary of all corporate and technical services categories can be found below and if you need any more information then feel free to get in touch with our commercial team via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

    Category Sub-category
    Bioresources
    • Bioresources other 
    • Bioresources recycling 
    • Bioresources transport 
    Business services
    • Business travel
    • Communications & marketing 
    • Office consumables & archiving 
    • PPE/uniforms
    Chemicals
    • Chemicals
    • Gases
    Customer services 
    • Alternative/bought water
    • Collection services
    • Customer initiatives 
    • Customer water meter reading 
    • Print & post
    Engineering & comm/PM consultancy 
    • Commercial & project management consultancy
    • Engineering service provider
    • Network model maintenance
    • OT ESP
    Finance & legal
    • Finance 
    • Legal
    Professional services
    • HR 
    • Learning & development 
    • Subscriptions 
    Scientific services
    • Laboratory consumables 
    • Laboratory courier services 
    • Laboratory equipment 
    • Laboratory services
    Surveys & consultancy
    • Consultancy
    • Surveys
    Transport, fleet & fuel
    • Commercial & specialist vehicles
    • Company cars (grey fleet)
    • Fleet maintenance 
    • Fuel 
    • Oils & lubricants
    • Outsourced fleet services 
  • Technology

    Our Technology team cover off areas ranging from computer software through to operational technology and much more. The table below covers the full range of categories covered within our Technology section. For more information or to get in touch with our Technology team then please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

    Category Sub-category
    Operational technology 
    • Kit
    • Services
    • Software
    • Works
    Technology
    • Infrastructure
    • IT services 
    • Software 
    • Telephony & networks 
  • Maintenance Services

    Our maintenance services team focus on three categories that are detailed in the table below. For more information or to contact the team then please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

    Category Sub-category
    Facilities managment
    • Buildings 
    • Grounds maintenance
    • Security equipment & services
    • Stationery
    Network maintenance
    • Connections 
    • Metering 
    • Network maintenance support
    Site maintenance
    • Maintenance service provider 
    • General maintenance 
    • KIT mechanical & electrical 
    • KIT networks 
    • Logistics 
    • Maintenance, repair & operate
    • Statutory, regulatory equipment & services
  • Construction Services

    Our construction services team focuses on the capital delivery side of our business, which is detailed below in the table. If you require more information or want to get in touch with the construction services team then please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

    Category Sub-category

    Capital delivery

    • AMP 7 Alliance
    • Competitive tender
  • Energy

    Our Energy team focuses on our purchase of energy across our business, more detail on this below. If you require more information or want to get in touch with the energy team then please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

    Category Sub-category
    Energy
    • Half hourly electricity 
    • Non half hourly electricity 
    • Gas contract
    • Bill validation

Contact us

Contact our Commercial team today, including the purchasing team.

Contact Us