Thurrock Council does not keep an Approved Suppliers list.
The Council only selects suppliers when actual tender opportunities have been identified. We will issue tender documents asking for up to date information at that time, and only at that time. This approach saves both the supplier and the Council time and money, and avoids both sides excessive paperwork.
The Council has implemented a strategic target of paying local SMEs with 10 days. Apart from this, the Council does not have a policy which expressly favours local SMEs but we are committed to enabling SMEs to compete on a level field with larger suppliers.
This support includes:
No, Thurrock Council does not use any third party accreditation schemes.
Thurrock Council will evaluate each supplier against the criteria set for each contract being tendered. We will ask each supplier to complete the tender documents, regardless of whether they are approved by another party or not. This is to ensure fairness and choice for those suppliers who choose not register with a third party accreditation scheme.
OJEU is the Official Journal of the European Union.
When contracts for works, supplies and services are over a certain value threshold, local authorities and other public sector organisations have to advertise their details in this publication, calling for expressions of interest.
All the Council's OJEU notices can be viewed alongside other contract notices on the [url=thurrock.g2b.info/cgi-gen/profile.pl?action=view_profile&oid=704#6Procurement Portal[iurl].
Within the Business section of this website, see the 'Useful links' page or the 'Selling to the Council - A Supplier's Guide' pages, for tips on where to start.