Equality and Inclusivity is an assessment criteria as part of the procurement exercise. EDI is fully embedded throughout the procurement cycle.
The following is stated in our Purchase Order Terms and Conditions for all goods and services procured by BFRS and in our contract terms with contracted suppliers.
“BFRS require all suppliers at all times to comply with all equal opportunities legislation and not discriminate against any person unlawfully. In particular, the Supplier shall comply in full with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and all amending or succeeding legislation or regulation. The Supplier shall co-operate with any investigation or proceedings concerning alleged contravention of any anti-discrimination legislation in performing the contract and shall impose the same obligations on any sub-supplier.”