How we buy
Sky recognises that implementing best in class procurement practices can result in strategic, financial and operational advantage and can also significantly reduce commercial and operational risk. We also acknowledge that working closely with our suppliers will inspire innovation in products and services, ultimately giving a better experience to our internal and external customers.
To that end – we work closely with our business areas in order to provide the following:
- Products and services that are fit for purpose.
- Products and services that offer the best total cost to Sky.
Products and services that are delivered according to specifications.
- Products and services that are generated in compliance with laws and regulations of the applicable country and compliance with Sky’s ethical, Corporate & Social and Environmental policies.
Supplier relationships that will continually meet the aspirations of Sky’s business, working with us to develop and evolve products and services.
Sky's ethical and corporate responsibilities
Sky's Ways of Working
Sky’s responsible sourcing policy
The Bigger Picture Review 2011
Sky’s environment policy
Purchasing and invoicing
To ensure standardisation, all suppliers are required to receive purchase orders via their account in our designated online web portal. In addition, if applicable, suppliers are required to submit electronic invoices by return using the same online system.
For enquiries regarding payment, please contact BSkyB Accounts Payable:
For technical enquiries, please contact the BSkyB Ariba Help Desk:
How to be a Sky supplier
In line with best practice Sky operates a supplier rationalisation programme; however we are always keen to hear from suppliers with innovative and competitive proposals. If you wish to submit your enquiry to us we will consider it. We regret to say that we will be unable to respond to all enquiries and will only follow up with you as and when we are actively looking to source your product or service offering. We will not be able to accept follow up contact from enquiries.
If you fill in the form you will be asked to provide details of your personal identity: e.g., name; address; phone number; e-mail address; company etc. The information you provide will be processed and made available to applicable personnel within Sky. If you proceed to submit this application, you will be deemed to have consented to collection and processing of your data as described above.
Please note: completing the application form below does not guarantee that your company will receive a request for information, a request to bid or a contract from Sky, nor does it imply that your company has any type of procurement relationship with Sky now or in the future.