We award contracts using a formal procurement process.
We commit to being:
We expect our suppliers to act in the same way.
We try to ensure we do not impose unnecessary requirements on bidders.
We provide opportunities for suppliers of all sizes.
When we re-tender contracts, existing suppliers must tender in the same way as other suppliers to make sure it's fair.
The procurement process is regulated by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and our Contract Procedure Rules. These ensure that we spend public money properly.
The contract value determines the process we follow:
- below £5,000 per annum - we buy using a Council purchasing card (P-Card)
- between £5,000 per annum and £49,999 per annum - we ask potential suppliers for quotations, or we advertise on East Mids Tenders
- above £50,000 per annum - we advertise tenders on East Mids Tenders
We do not operate an approved supplier list.