Although we do undertake some spot purchasing for low value items, most of our general supplies are purchased through pre-tendered corporate contracts.
Corporate contracts are negotiated for the use and benefit of the Council as a whole; if we have a corporate contract for a certain area of expenditure (stationery, for example), all areas of the Council must solely use the organisation(s) we have that contract with.
The contracts are usually between 3 and 5 year terms and are advertised on our website, in OJEU and relevant trade journals when they come up for renewal. Corporate Procurement is responsible for arranging, negotiating and monitoring the core corporate contracts.
You can view our current Corporate Contracts within the List of Current Contracts, including end dates and contact details, for your information.