Our aim is to seek value for money on goods and services bought, whilst continuously improving the procurement process to achieve best value.
The information contained within these pages will provide contractors, suppliers and businesses with an insight into how we procure goods and services. You can also find out about the rules and procedures for supplying us with goods and/or services and details on contracts that are currently available for tender.
We spend in excess of £164m every year with third party providers. Download details of all contracts awarded by the authority from 1 April 2008.
As a council we have made significant advances in e-Procurement.
We offer guidance, advice and support on all aspects of procurement and ensure that contracts comply with UK Law.
Our Supplier Directory contains the records of existing suppliers, directories and information provided by companies who have expressed an interest in supplying goods and/or services to the Council.
Download our current list of tendering opportunities for period contracts.
Following an invitation to tender, potential suppliers can submit tenders for business. This page provides advice about preparing your tender and the tendering process.
Small to medium enterprise development
We offer support and guidance to small to medium local businesses employing less than 250 people.