YPO, the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation was established in 1974. A local authority purchasing organisation that offers customers more for less through its bulk buying power and combining the buying power of its thousands of customers.

A national public sector company that provides all public sector companies such as emergency services, schools, local authorities and other public sector establishments with a strong range of essential products covering stationery, curriculum, nursery and early years, furniture and janitorial as well as contract frameworks.

Governed by a Management Committee of elected representatives from 13 constituent authorities in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Humberside and Merseyside, YPO is self-supporting and budgets each year to make a profit which is used for business development and expansion.

YPO is a public supplies organisation that is committed to providing a professional, open, sustainable and caring relationship with our members, customers, workforce and suppliers.

YPO's core mission is to help the UK's public sector by delivering a high quality of service which saves customers time and money.