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Sunderland College
Hartlepool 6th Form College
South Tyneside College
Tyne Metropolitan College

Welcome to the North East Shared Services Project (NESSP)

NESSP is a not for profit collaborative partnership comprising of 4 colleges in the North East region and is one of the most exciting and innovative projects in today’s Further Education Sector. At a time when there is a need to produce savings across the public sector in the face of massive budget cuts, this project offers a route to a significant part of the solution and will form a toolkit to help others embarking on similar projects.

Procurement is an important area which has been implemented and shared across the partnership. With a total turnover of almost £100 million, in excess of 43,000 students per year and over 1,200 apprenticeships, the partners provide training and services to a wide range of sectors, in addition to more traditional further education delivery. Some colleges work in partnership with universities to deliver degree level courses such as Foundation degrees. NESSP aims to deliver significantly reduced costs, improved value and efficiencies through coordinated and systematic collaborative and strategic procurement of goods, services and works:

The key objectives are:

  • Collaboratively ensure that goods, works and services are procured strategically to achieve outstanding value for money.
  • Implement modern e-procurement processes to achieve cost and efficiency benefits.
  • Support the delivery of high quality services and facilities for learners, staff and partners.
  • Engage with suppliers, employers and the community.
  • Improve staff procurement skills and capacity.

You will find further information about us on this website or you can submit a request with your details on via the information on our Contact Us page.





Sunderland College

Hartlepool 6TH Form College Brinkburn

South Tyneside College

Tyne Metropolitan College