Our deals are specifically negotiated for the Church of England and Church in Wales, so we need to verify and approve each user of the website (it's part of our agreement with the suppliers).
Any organisation that is part of the Church of England or the Church in Wales. That largely means parishes, cathedrals, and diocesan offices, but also national Church institutions and other organisations.
Of course! You and your colleagues can have separate login details but you will all be linked to the same parish account.
The National Procurement Officers (Rob, Russell and Nicolas) are responsible for the Parish Buying service and they report to Dr John Preston, the National Stewardship and Resources Officer within the Church of England Central Services. Overseeing the Parish Buying service is the National Procurement Group, made up of representatives from dioceses and the national Church, which meets quarterly and approves the overall strategy for Parish Buying going forward.
The Parish Buying service is not for profit. The service is free for users to access (we can’t very well claim to save you money and then charge you to do so!) but a small commission flows back to the Church of England Central Services to enable us to provide a professional service. This allows us to monitor suppliers, manage contracts, and generally just make sure you are supported in your buying. The commission is included in the price quoted by the supplier – the price you are quoted is the price you pay. You will not receive a bill from Parish Buying for using the service.
This depends on which contract you use. Usually you will receive an invoice from the supplier and they may ask you to pay by Direct Debit, for example if you opt for a lease on a photocopier rather than to purchase outright. In some instances you will need to pay online (Fire Safety and LED lighting). If you are unsure about payment, please get in touch with us and we will assist you.
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