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The National e-Procurement Project

This section provides guidance on best practice for supplier adoption, with particular attention to Small Medium Enterprise (SME) suppliers.

Published Materials


An introduction to Supplier Adoption
Read this to find out what guidance and practical materials are available on this site and how to use them to ensure the success of your supplier adoption programme
Practical Steps to Successful Supplier Adoption
This guideline provides practical 'how to' guidance for managers responsible for implementation of e-procurement in councils, drawn from published best practice and local authority experience.
What the Management Team needs to Know and Do
Presentation slides identifying key issues that CEO, FD and elected members need to understand and ensure are addressed, starting with the basic arguments for e-procurement and then focusing on suppliers.
The supplier adoption checklist provides a quick way to establish your status and monitor progress. Its red/amber/green system enables you to prioritise action.

Links to materials:

Key Questions and answers

Detailed Guidelines

Exemplar materials

Case studies