Effective Procurement in Cumbria (EPiC)
Effective Procurement in Cumbria (EPiC) is an established collaborative procurement arrangement across the Cumbrian authorities, including Allerdale District Council, Barrow Borough Council, Carlisle City Council, Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria County Council, Eden District Council, the Lake District National Park Authority, South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria Constabulary and NHS Cumbria. Through EPiC, more and more Cumbrian local authority contracts are being procured collaboratively. With continuing pressure to improve efficiency and value for money, as well as delivering improvements in our services in the public sector, the long term goal is the establishment of a shared procurement service which provides an efficient, effective and sustainable service which meets the needs of our communities.
For a guide for suppliers, contractors and service providers see EPiC Supplier Guide How to do Business with the Local Authorities of Cumbria (PDF: 2.2Mb / 16 pages)