Public sector orders

Do you represent a public sector organisation? If so you may be eligible to pay for your order on account with 30 days free credit. There are restrictions to how little and how much you can spend on account but, on the whole, most order requests from public bodies are accepted. We already supply a huge range of organisations in this arena so are only too aware of the pressures and restrictions placed on public sector purchasing departments.

So, whether you're from a school or university, a fire department or police force, a government  department, local authority or even the armed forces... if you think your order may qualify for one of our credit accounts simply drop us a line.

What constitutes a public sector organisation?

For our purposes we classify a public sector organisation as (but not limited to)...

  • The Armed Forces
  • Police Forces
  • Fire Services
  • Ambulance Services 
  • Coast Guard
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Local Authorities
  • Government Departments

Please note - a charity is not a public sector organisation. If you represent a charity and would like to discuss an order please do get in touch. Housing associations, even if not for profit, do not constitute a public body.

What evidence do I have to provide?

In the past we've seen the odd individuals who work for public bodies trying to get 30 days credit for their own personal orders. As a result we now require the following documentation from all potential public sector customers...

  1. A formal purchase order
  2. Payment from a bank account in the name of the organisation
  3. Documentation and correspondence to be sent from a verifiable official email address for that organisation (suffixes such as, .gov, .sch etc.)
  4. A verifiable landline phone number and email address for both the customer and the named contact who is responsible for paying the invoice (accounts payable etc.)
  5. A non-residential, official delivery address
  6. A non-residential, official invoice address

How many days credit can I have?

This depends on the value of the order, on the organisation involved, market conditions and so on. On the whole we will offer 30 days but we reserve the right to offer 14 or 7 days on a case by case basis.

How much credit can I have?

This is decided on a case by case basis and is based on factors such as credit checks, past experience, the nature and value of the goods, market conditions and so on.

I just work for a public body. Am I eligible?

No, unfortunately not. We need verifiable evidence that it is the organisation buying the goods, not simply an individual employee buying for personal use.