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Contract Standing Orders (CSOS)

When we spend money on services, we will only undertake a full tendering exercise via a procurement professional if the value is over £50,000. 

Please note that the threshold for buying goods still remains at £25,000 and any expenditure on goods over £25,000 is still subject to a full competitive tendering process led by a procurement professional.

 

Contract Standing Orders

Value £0 - £250

As a minimum, we will obtain a verbal or written quotation and record details (audit trail).
 

Value £250 - £2,500

As a minimum, we will obtain 3 competitive quotations, verbal or written and record details (audit trail).
 

Value £2,500 - £25,000 (goods)

We will invite 3 or more written quotations and record details (audit trail).  If we are likely to spend £25,000 or more with a supplier in a year, then we will comply with the formal tendering process, led by a procurement professional.
 

Value over £25,000 (goods)

Procurement professional will lead on formal tendering process.
 

Value £2,500 - £50,000 (services)

We will invite 3 or more written quotations and record details (audit trail).  If we are likely to spend £50,000 or more with a supplier in a year, then we will comply with the formal tendering process, led by a procurement professional.
 

Value over £50,000 (services)

Procurement professional will lead on formal tendering process.
 

Value over £172,514

Official Journal of European Union (OJEU) Threshold for Goods and Services, EU Public Procurement Regulations applies.
 

Contracts In excess of £500,000

Must be under our Seal.
 

Value over £4,322,012

Official Journal of European Union (OJEU) Threshold for Works, EU Public Procurement Regulations applies.

  • Modified: Mar 12, 2014 11:14:18 AM