We spend over £180million each year on works, goods and services.
We must follow 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
All awarded contracts are monitored by a contract manager to ensure performance and delivery.
Public Contract Regulation (PCR) thresholds apply within our procedures for buying goods and services. For details, go to GOV.UK: Public procurement policy.
|Total contract value||Our procedure|
|Up to £25,000||Ask for at least 1 written quote|
|Over £25,000 up to £75,000 for goods and services,
Over £25,000 up to £500,000 for works
|Ask for at least 3 written quotes|
|Over £75,000 up to the PCR threshold for goods and services,
Over £500,000 up to the PCR threshold for works
|Carry out a formal competitive tender process|
|Over the PCR threshold||Carry out a formal competitive tender process – following PCR rules – and advertise on the government's Find a Tender service (FTS)|
Approved supplier lists and bespoke contract lists
We do not keep approved supplier lists for any purchases, nor do we set-up bespoke contract lists.
Our procurement team manages purchasing and suppliers.