We spend more than £100 million pounds every year on goods, works and services.
We follow strict procedures to ensure we obtain best value for money.
To purchase goods and services, we obtain quotations and tenders according to the value of the contract as follows:
The Contract Standing Orders are contained within part 4 of the Council Constitution.
In line with EU rules, we follow set procedures for contracts over the following thresholds:
We use an e-procurement system, Delta eSourcing, to advertise tender opportunities and market engagement events, as well as trading electronically with suppliers. In simple terms, e-procurement means buying and paying for goods and services electronically; mainly using the internet. This is becoming increasingly popular with public and private sector organisations.
In order to trade electronically with us, organisations must register for free with Delta eSourcing.
If you have any problems, contact Delta eSourcing or call the Delta helpdesk directly on 0845 270 7050 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.)
As part of the Transparency Code, we now publish our contract list (pdf, 225 KB)
The following external sites may also be useful:
View our glossary of commonly used procurement terminology (pdf, 46.5 KB)
If you have any questions about our procurement process, please contact the Procurement team.
Updated: 29 January 2019