YPO Framework

YPO and Amazon Business


Making it easy for organisations to demonstrate compliance with public sector spending regulations.

YPO Framework

Who are YPO?

YPO, (Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation), a leading provider of UK public sector procurement frameworks, have chosen Amazon Business to deliver a public sector digital marketplace. This framework agreement allows organisations including schools, councils and government departments easy access to a vast range of products available to purchase spend on Amazon Business, while more easily demonstrating compliance with public sector spending regulations.

YPO and Education

For YPO education is their heritage and have been providing school supplies since 1974, from early years all the way through until secondary education. YPO understands the importance of education and how the correct equipment is vital to the growth and development of all our children. YPO believes in empowering educators by giving them the tools to easily access our huge range of school supplies, whether that be exercise books, craft materials or outdoor learning products.

  • Early Years

    YPO supply over 5,000 products for early years education, which helps education specialists create a fun and engaging environment where the sky is the limit for any little learner’s imagination.

  • Primary Education

    Suppling school resources all across the UK, YPO has a huge range of products available to suit every classroom’s needs, allowing teachers to do what they do best by helping children grow and learn in a fun and educational way.

  • Secondary Education

    Helping teachers shape the minds of our future generations, YPO supplies schools with over 50,000 products as well as supporting them in setting up compliant contracts for things such as cleaning and electricity.

YPO and the Public Sector

YPO has been working with the public sector for almost 50 years. They’re dedicated in providing incredible support to a wide range of industries from the emergency services to health and social care, to buildings and construction. YPO provides procurement frameworks that are ready-made, so they are even easier to access, helping you run a more efficient business.


Not only do YPO provide frameworks for the public sector, but they are also designed by public sector. Who better to understand the complexities and challenges of procurement in the public sector face than the people work within it. Furthermore, YPO are owned by local authorities, meaning that all their profits are channeled back into the public sector.    

“I’ve found the process of using the YPO DPS really useful, I have been able to find a good contractor for my project that meets my criteria. Communication and guidance has been excellent.”

— The Science Museum Group

Getting started to with Amazon and YPO Procurement Framework

  • YPO Framework

    Step 1

    Register for a free Amazon Business account. Amazon Business combines the selection, convenience and value you expect from Amazon, with features that can help improve your operations.

    Create a free account
  • YPO Framework

    Step 2

    Once your Amazon Business account has been verified, apply to activate the YPO framework for your organisation.

    Apply now
  • Great Selection & Convenience

    Reduce costs

    Keep purchasing costs low with easy access to competitive pricing and improve cash flow with more flexible payment options including Pay by Invoice*.

  • Amazon business

    Save time and effort

    A familiar marketplace that reduces the complexity of buying for the public sector. Spend less time on purchasing and more time on running your business.




  • Manage your VAT invoices

    Greater visibility and control

    Consolidate your team's spend on a single multi-user account, with built-in features to control how and what users buy.

  • Easier reconciliation

    Easier reconciliation

    Match the PO number to the receipt or the commercial credit card statement to your organisation’s accounts.

Stephenson Multi-Academy Trust

"Over a three-year period, the Trust estimates that they will have saved £30,000 through using Amazon Business."

See more customer success stories

"South Ayrshire were looking for added compliance while purchasing on Amazon Business. We activated the YPO framework as it gives us the peace of mind that we are getting best offer and value on the marketplace. We have also consolidated our suppliers, as Amazon has become the single supplier of invoice for all our orders."

— Andrew Kerr, Procurement Manager at South Ayrshire

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We ask that when you activate the YPO framework, you commit to ensuring all users of Amazon Business in your organisation are added to your centrally administered account. This ensures you have full sight of spend, and more control, helping you best demonstrate compliance with procurement regulations. We also ask that you commit to communicating to users in your organisation that you've chosen Amazon Business as a procurement partner, for the same reason.

  • Once your Amazon Business account has been set up then it will be possible to review the product ranges and add restrictions on the procurement of these products.

  • No, you do not need a VAT number to register, this is optional. If you do not wish to add a VAT number during registration, leave the field blank and continue with your registration. If you choose to add a VAT number, it will be printed on your invoices. You can add your VAT number any time after registration through the 'Ordering and shopping preferences' on Your Account to enable this functionality.

  • You may get an error message if the VAT number is incomplete or not in the required format. Make sure that the VAT number you add is complete and in the following format - GB123456789 (2 digit country code followed by a 9 digit number).

  • Make sure that the address you have provided is correct as we match the address entered with known addresses provided by Royal Mail. If you are certain the address you have entered is correct, click the 'Save and Continue' button to ignore the error and move forward with the registration.

  • Add your business full legal name in the "Business name" field. Do not use your personal name or your department name in this section.

  • Provide your full name and job title in the "Contact information" section to verify that you are an employee of the business you are registering. Provide your name and not your department or administrator name in this section.

  • Yes. You can create an account for your business even if you are not a purchasing administrator or do not work in a purchasing function. Once an account is created, you can always add your manager and your purchasing team as additional users or account administrators.

  • Please use your business email ID to register for an Amazon Business account. We use email IDs as part of our account verification process to ensure that you work for the business you are creating an account for. We do not recommend the use of generic email IDs (e.g. info@email.com).

  • Please change the email ID on your personal Amazon account to a personal email ID (you can do this in the 'Login & Security' option on Your Account). Once you have changed your email ID, create a new Amazon Business account with your business email ID.

Amazon Business is a new competitive marketplace for B2B products on Amazon.co.uk that serves the procurement needs of businesses of every size. Purchasing online for businesses has never been easier. Whether you are a sole trader, a buyer in a mid-size company or a procurement executive in a large multinational firm, Amazon Business has the products and services to serve your online shopping needs. Register for a free account today and save time and money while buying over a hundred million products in product categories such as laptops, computers, printers, office supplies, office furniture, hand tools, power tools, safety equipment, office kitchen essentials and cleaning supplies.

Simplify all your public section procurement needs with Amazon Business