We spend over £170 million each year on:
As a public organisation, we must follow European Union (EU) and UK government procurement rules to encourage:
- equal treatment of suppliers
We have a wide range of suppliers to make sure we get the best value for money. This means we don't just accept the lowest initial price. We also look at:
- whole life cost
- environmental impact
- social impact
After being awarded, all contracts are monitored by a contract manager, to ensure performance and delivery.
The following procedures are applied:
|Total contract value||Our procedure|
|Up to £10,000||Ask for at least 1 written quote|
|£10,000 to £75,000 for goods and services
£10,000 to £500,000 for works
|Ask for at least 3 written quotes|
|Over £75,000 up to the EU threshold for goods and services
Over £500,000 up to the EU threshold for works
|Carry out a formal competitive tender process|
|Over the EU threshold||Carry out a formal competitive tender process and advertise in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)|
The EU thresholds apply for goods or supplies, services and works.
|Organisation||Goods or supplies||Services||Works|
|Public sector contracting authorities (including Thurrock Council)||£164,176||£164,176||£4,104,394|
Our procurement strategy sets out how our spending is well managed, transparent and delivers social value.
Our procurement team manages purchasing and suppliers.
: 01375 652 207