We are working with global procurement organisation, Crown Agents to source these goods and deliver them to you. Working with Crown Agents allows us access to supply chain experts that specialise in the procurement of PPE and logistics.
We are ensuring sources producing the goods have undertaken: Financial due diligence checks; Ethical/CSR Auditing and Production site inspections.
All orders will be inspected prior to shipment to the UK to ensure they meet the expected specifications and standards.
This aggregated procurement enables availability of product for your organisation which is crucial during times where there is such high demand for PPE products.
Crown Agents are a not-for-profit business which empowers leaders to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity for their communities, businesses, institutions and countries. Their experience in procurement and logistics provides the knowledge, systems and last-mile expertise needed to source and move goods. They are acting as a sub agent of 2buy2 for this project and will be responsible for the procurement and logistical operations of this PPE aggregated procurement project.
You will receive email notifications detailing specific delivery dates however, we anticipate that the delivery date will be 6-8 weeks from the closing date of the Expression of Interest.
In order to react to market opportunities and to obtain the best prices, we may need to act quickly to secure quotes and place orders with suppliers. Having an upfront commitment in terms of a deposit allows us to do this and prevents us from missing out on orders.
Having the upfront commitment also gives us an exact idea of quantities giving us a better position in which to negotiate with the supplier.
If you require hand sanitiser, cleaning products or social distancing signage and equipment, then we can also help. Please visit: Hygiene and Cleaning.
The costs include the cost of goods, as well as a commission fee for Crown Agents to cover the costs of procurement, import and delivery and a commission fee for 2buy2 for facilitating the aggregation process. A split of each of the fees will be clearly displayed on your final invoice.
In order to make this aggregated procurement as cost effective as possible please note there is a minimum order value of £200.
We are advising each customer to secure at least three months’ worth of stock per order. If budget or stock holding facilities do not make this possible then you are able to purchase in smaller amounts however please note the minimum order value.
If your total order is below the minimum order value, then we can still help you via our Cleaning and Hygiene product offering. Hygiene and Cleaning.
The price displayed on the Expression of Interest form is an indicative price only. We have a good idea of the price as Crown Agents have a team of procurement experts that are continuously procuring these items, however there are a number of variables that we have to factor in which may fluctuate between now and your order being confirmed. Therefore our indicative price takes conservative estimates on various cost elements such as material costs, volumes, air freight and exchange rates to give you an estimate on the maximum price you will pay.
We have estimated costs conservatively so are confident that prices will not fluctuate to an extent where there is a negative impact on the deposit and order quantities, however in the unlikely event that prices rise over what we have estimated, we will revise your order quantities accordingly to match budget. We will never exceed your budget or the amount deposited.
If the prices fluctuate to an extent where your deposit exceeded the quantities specified you have two options: