The Met Office is a complex organisation with diverse supply needs. To meet those needs we source suppliers in several ways, such as:
The Met Office holds ISO 9001-2000 and ISO 14001-2004 and wherever practical, we work with suppliers who also hold this accreditation.
The Met Office aims to reduce invoice payment times to 10 working days.
We are also a signatory of the UK government Prompt Payment Code. Wherever possible, the payment terms are passed on to any sub-contractors engaged in support of a Met Office contract.
To help the Met Office reduce invoice payment times, please follow this simple guide to submitting a valid invoice.
Please ensure your invoices always:
If you do not have access to email please post your invoices to: Purchase Ledger, Alexandria 1, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB
We measure payment within 10 working days, starting from the day on which our Purchase Ledger team receives a valid invoice. The time to pay ends when the money, paid by either BACS or CHAPS, is received in the supplier's bank account. Payments can no longer be made by cheque.
If you have any feedback regarding our handling of supplier invoices please submit it in writing, with a copy of the invoice(s) concerned where appropriate, to: The Treasurer, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB