Selling to the Council

We have a duty to obtain value for money and we encourage competition and welcome bids from all suppliers.


Depending on the type and value of contract we advertise in the following ways:

  • On our website
  • In the local press and trade publications
  • In the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)


We purchase items through Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) and opportunities to supply us can be viewed at ESPO - becoming a supplier 


Contract details can be found in our Forward Plan.

Works related contracts below the OJEU financial limits are generally awarded following an Invitation to Tender from contractors selected from the Government’s Construction Line Database.

Our procedures

Details of our procurement procedures and contract procedures can be viewed below.