Procurement: Supplying the Council
What is important to the Council in the way it buys goods and services?
As the Council is spending public money, it is important that we get the most out of all that we need to spend. In the majority of cases we will advertise the opportunity and issue either quotations or tenders. However, sometimes we can secure better value for money by collaborating with other organisations. We do this by using existing framework agreements and so we do not advertise these opportunities. Some of these frameworks are put in place by the Government's Crown Commercial Services (CCS) and others are through consortia such as the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO).