We spend in excess of £100 million per year on supplies and services, providing commercial opportunities to businesses of all sizes.
Our objective is to secure the best value for money whilst seeking to create opportunities to help companies and boost employment.
Types of procurement
The estimated value of the contract determines which procurement route we are required to follow.
A guide to doing business with the council [PDF 249KB]
Advertising procurement opportunities
We use e-tendering as our primary system to manage tenders and quotations.
Any company wishing to be considered for supplying to us, must register on the e-tendering portal - The Chest.
Suppliers only need to register once and this is free of charge. From here you can also browse our current opportunities
For further guidance please read our guide, getting started with the chest.