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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections this week. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.

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Coronavirus

England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Doing business with us - our procurement strategy

The money we spend goes on a variety of goods and services - from low value routinely bought items such as stationery, to high value contracts which external organisations provide on behalf of the council, such as our refuse collections. 

The two fundamental objectives to improving procurement within the council are:

  • improving what we spend our money on to ensure we get best value for money
  • improving the way we spend our money so that the processes are as efficient as possible.
Download our Strategic Commissioning and Procurement Strategy

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Download our Doing Business with the Council guide 322.0 KB

Our procurement rules

The procurement rules are set out in our Financial Regulations which are part of our Constitution .

The Council has also produced an accompanying Procurement Code which identifies how we are going to procure all the goods and services we require.

Spending locally, where possible

We always want to spend as locally as possible, but within the rules. If you run a local business and want to be considered for any of our contracts, then give us your details using the form below. You can also register with The Chest to be in the running for work advertised there.

Need more assistance? Contact our procurement team for more advice and sign up to be on our list of suppliers.

Download our commitment to local spending where possible

Our current tenders

The council uses a number of ways to procure its goods and services. These can include:

  • Using a framework
  • Advertising tenders on The Chest

If you are not already registered on The Chest, we recommend you sign up now as it is a great way to find out about opportunities in the public sector.

If you are considering working with us, take note of our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act .

If you are using our logo or brand, then take a look at our branding guidelines .

Our current contracts and spending

Find out more about our current contracts , and what we have spent our money on in recent years.

Our terms and conditions

Download the Council's Terms and Conditions