Tenders, Contracts and Lease

We spend approximately £9 million each year providing organisations of all sizes with a wide range of commercial opportunities.

This section is intended to provide suppliers with an insight into how the Council carries out its procurement activities and gives details of the rules and procedures we must comply with.

A lack of information about contract opportunities and a lack of understanding of the our contracting procedures may be stopping some organisations from applying for our contracts. 

The way in which we purchase goods and services is governed by our constitution (contract procedure rules, financial procedure rules and financial standing orders). It is our duty to secure value for money on behalf of district taxpayers whilst ensuring the quality of the services provided. Our aim is to be open, fair and transparent in how we select, appoint and award contracts.

Each individual tender document will indicate who to contact for more information about a contract being advertised, however for more general information about the our overall procurement policies and practices contact us.

Please note: We do not maintain an approved supplier list.