Supplier Guide to Tendering

1. Introduction

We appreciate that the prospect of tendering for business with us can sometimes appear to be a daunting task. Our guide aims to help potential contractors, suppliers and providers understand how we buy our goods, services and work. We can help you to increase your chances of finding out about opportunities, and how to bid for work. 

Our guide will provide you with procurement advice, guidance and tips on making tendering an easier process and explains the procurement terminology that is used during tendering and other procurement processes.

If you would like further support on how you can trade with us, e-mail or call 01267 246241.

As an Authority, we value our diverse range of suppliers and acknowledge the importance of having access to a quality and diverse supplier base, recognising that business is about people by talking to them, listening to them and understanding them. These business relationships are what makes our contracts efficient and effective ensuring that we obtain the best possible value for money for our taxpayers whilst operating in an open, transparent and non-discriminatory manner.

We will update this guide as and when required to ensure that it remains in line with corporate governance and Public Contracts Regulations to reflect changes that take place.