To find out more about the Premier Supplier Service, please complete the form below to request a call and one of our team will contact you.
Warrington Borough Council has partnered with Oxygen Finance to deliver this programme.
Invoices should be submitted in the usual way. If you are signed-up to use the Coupa Supplier Portal, the process is as follows:
For more information, read the How to create an invoice guide.
You can’t submit invoices without an associated PO.
Any documentation that is not associated directly with an invoice should be sent to your usual Pearson contact.
No additional software is required to participate in the Priority Account Service (PAS).
We will pay you automatically as soon as an invoice has been authorised rather than waiting for the contracted payment due date.
The process will be transparent and the relevant information (the percentage fee and the number of days your payment has been accelerated) will be printed on the debit note so that your finance function can validate all calculations.
The terms and conditions for the PAS vary the payment terms applied to your contracts. In all other respects, your contracts remain in full force and effect.
There are no service charges, joining fees or hidden charges. The only fee you pay to participate in the service is the agreed early payment rebate. In return for paying you ahead of contracted terms, Pearson will apply a rebate which will be deducted at an individual invoice level. The rebate is entirely dynamic, driven by the exact acceleration achieved on each invoice. The PAS is an entirely results based service and the rebate is only taken when payment is made early.
You will continue to invoice as normal; i.e., no process or system changes are required, other than processing the debit note that Warrington Borough Council will provide.
The Terms and Conditions for the Premier Supplier Service vary the payment terms applied to your Contracts. In all other respects, your Contracts remain in full force and effect.
The process is transparent and the relevant information (the percentage fee and the number of days your payment has been accelerated) will be printed on the debit note to enable you to validate all calculations.
You will be paid automatically by Warrington Borough Council but the payment will be made as soon as an invoice is authorised, rather than waiting for the contracted payment due date. Warrington Borough Council will calculate the early payment rebate and deduct this from the approved amount.
Along with the payment, Warrington Borough Council will issue you with a debit note to the value of the deducted rebate.
There are no service charges, joining fees or hidden charges. The only fee you pay to participate in the programme is the agreed early payment rebate. In return for paying you ahead of contracted terms, Warrington Borough Council will apply a rebate which will be deducted at an individual invoice level. The rebate is entirely dynamic, driven by the exact acceleration achieved on that invoice.
Warrington Borough Council already operate a ‘no purchase order, no pay’ policy. In addition to the multiple compliance benefits, this policy helps speed up the invoice approval process. Please ensure that you quote the PO number on your invoices for efficient handling. Failure to quote the correct number will result in delays in the processing of your invoice.
That’s OK. The Premier Supplier Service is a voluntary initiative. Suppliers who choose not to join will continue to submit invoices as they currently do and they will remain on their existing contracted payment terms.
Going forward, the Premier Supplier Service will be included in the Warrington Borough Council tendering process. Therefore, all suppliers who are currently being paid in less than 30 days will be migrated to standard contract terms of payment on the 30th day.