Selling to the Council

Working with suppliers (Supplier Incentive Programme)

We have done an in-depth analysis of our purchase-to-pay process so we can understand our supplier base better.

We have partnered with Oxygen Finance to provide an early payment solution, which promotes benefits for suppliers and the Council.

This is called the 'Supplier Incentive Programme'.

To find out more and sign up to the programme, see Supplier Incentive Programme.

Benefits for suppliers

Benefits include:

  • faster payments
  • improved cash flow through early payment
  • increased process efficiency through e-invoicing
  • dedicated processing and query resolution
  • closer collaboration and long-term relationships

Benefits for the Council

Benefits include:

  • more efficient purchase-to-payment processes
  • opportunity to understand and manage the supply base better
  • commitment to drive end-to-end process efficiency and reduce cost
  • increased resources to support the community

Key features

Key features include:

  • e-invoicing
  • priority query resolution
  • prompt payment
  • improved cash flow
  • improved working relationships through dedicated supplier support

Taking part in the programme

As a member of the Supplier Incentive Programme, you are eligible for early payment.

This means that in return for paying you ahead of terms, a small agreed rebate is taken off the invoice value.