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Doing business with us - our procurement strategy

The money we spend goes on a wide 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.

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Download our Doing Business with the Council guide
Download our Strategic Commissioning and Procurement Strategy

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.

Download our Procurement Code

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. Register with The Chest too 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, please do 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