Important information for suppliers

No purchase order, no payment 

Cheshire East Borough Council has a No Purchase Order/No Pay policy (No Purchase Order/No Payment).

This policy makes a more efficient process within Cheshire East and helps us to provide faster payments to suppliers (as within the agreed terms of trade).

Any invoice we receive that does not quote a valid Purchase Order number will be returned and will not be paid.

If you have received an official Purchase Order from Cheshire East you should enter the Purchase Order number onto the invoice and resubmit.

All Valid PO numbers for Cheshire East are in the format 116nnnnnnnn where 'n' is a number. 

If you have not received a valid Purchase Order you should contact the person that requested the goods and/or services asking them to forward a valid Purchase Order to you. You should then re-submit the invoice to be paid.

Submit invoices to:

Procurement suppliers terms and conditions

Cheshire East Council Standard Terms and Conditions (Word, 137KB)

Cheshire East Borough Council (where the goods/services are care related) Standard Terms and Conditions (Word, 127KB)

National Fraud Initiative (NFI)

Cheshire East Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you provide on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud.

It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

These data sharing exercises will satisfy data protection and human rights principles. For further details see our National Fraud Initiative page or telephone us on 0300 123 5500.

Contact us

Corporate Procurement Unit
Cheshire East Council

Page last reviewed: 13 September 2023