New suppliers

Here you will find out more about what goods and services we procure, contact details and how to tender.  

It is our policy to procure goods and services competitively, ethically and efficiently in accordance with all relevant laws, regulations and licenses. In particular, sourcing activities must comply with the requirements of the Utilities Contracts Regulations and all business should be carried out in line with the values and aspirations outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

National Grid’s Sustainability Policy outlines our ambition to transform the way we do business and provide a sustainable legacy as a result of our operations.  We expect our suppliers to support this approach.

We use the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) when compiling lists of potential suppliers for our goods and services requirements. For the majority of our purchases, it is a condition of supplying to National Grid that suppliers are registered on the UVDB.

For certain high-risk categories, suppliers are further required to complete the Achilles Verify process; whereby an assessment of Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental capabilities is undertaken and an evaluation rating produced.

The UVDB/Verify system is a key part of our risk management strategy.

Find out more about Achilles supplier solutions on the Achilles website.

List of commodities and procurement areas

Our procurement team is happy to answer any questions you have. Download a list of the goods and services we procure, along with contact details.

Download the commodity list