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Doing business with the council

Find out how to apply for contracts to supply goods, work and services to us.

All contracts with a total value of £25,000 or more are advertised on the following websites:

We also buy commonly used goods and services through Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO).

How we advertise

Estimated contract value

Procurement process

Minimum contract opportunity publication
£0 - £5,000Get a minimum of one verbal/written quoteNone
£5,000 - £25,000Get 3 written quotes (where practical)None
£25,000 - £181,302Written quotes
£181,302 - to relevant EU thresholdFormal tender process
Above relevant EU thresholdFormal tender process

All contracts exceeding the European Procurement Directive threshold are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The thresholds are:

  • £181,302 for services/supplies
  • £615,278 for social care, health and other specified services
  • £4,551,413 for works

Selection questionnaire

To help make the procurement process as accessible as possible, we use the standard Selection questionnaire developed by the Crown Commercial Services.

Current procurement contracts

Contracts valued over £5,000 in total (over the length of the contract) are listed below. 

The list includes some frameworks agreements let by ESPO that are used by the council.

Current council contracts

If you have any queries about this information email

Note: this month’s list does not contain Adult Social Care as the current contracts are under review.

CSV files

We have produced this information in CSV format so that it can be easily read using different applications. CSV uses a standard column width and so you may need to expand some columns to view all the data.

Supplier Code of Conduct

The Council (in conjunction with ESPO) has developed an ethical Supplier Code of Conduct which applies to all companies/organisations that do business with the Council. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to set out principles to help suppliers to understand the standards and behaviours that are expected of them when working with the Council.

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