An update for our supply chain partners

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, we know from discussions with our framework suppliers that many of you are starting to safely get back to work and are keen to take appropriate projects forwards.

Here at the Coal Authority we are continuing to make progress to carefully expand our operations and start up those activities that can be managed safely, putting the health and safety of the public, our contractors and our people first. As a result, you’ll notice that we are now starting to publish more supply chain opportunities to work with us on many of our projects.

Our procurement team is continuing to review contractual arrangements to support the Coal Authority’s essential operations to keep people safe and protect the environment. As part of this business continuity assurance, we are making payments as soon as we can after we receive them.

We are supporting our suppliers by making payments as soon as we can after we receive them to help provide business continuity assurance.  We are currently unable to process any postal mail, so we would please ask you to send your invoices or applications for payment by electronic means by emailing financedepartment@coal.gov.uk.

Although our office at our Mansfield HQ remains closed, you can still contact us with any questions or concerns or to speak to a member of the procurement team.  Our team are available to contact and our telephone numbers – along with our usual email addresses and website contacts – remain unchanged.

If you or your business is experiencing difficulties, or if you need any advice or further assistance, please get in touch with us – we’re here for you.  You can call us on 01623 637000 or email procurement@coal.gov.uk.

Read the latest COVID-19 related information from the Coal Authority