Contract procedure rules and policies
Contract procedure rules
For the purchase of goods and services, the Council's Contract Procedure Rules require that quotations and tenders be obtained according to the value of the contract as follows:
- Up to £5,000 - only a single quotation need be obtained.
- £5,000 - £50,000 - at least three competitive quotations.
- £50,000+ - at least four tenders to be obtained. (EU directives apply if over appropriate threshold.)
We recognise that we play a leading role in promoting a sustainable community. We are a major purchaser locally of works, goods and services and many of these can have a significant impact upon the local area. We therefore emphasise the importance of contractors' procedures and how they deal with sustainability issues at a practical level.
Equalities and diversity
We are committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of our operation and encourage suppliers and contractors to implement similar policies. It is therefore a requirement that all prospective contractors are able to demonstrate their compliance with our policies in this respect.
Health and safety
We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our employees, contractors' staff, the public and all others affected by our undertakings. All contractors will therefore be expected to demonstrate compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation and to submit their health and safety policies and procedures, along with confirmation of their level of public and employee liability insurance cover.