The procurement process

Procurement is governed by Contract Standing Orders (see our Constitution here, Part 6; Section 4 – Purchasing, Procurement, Contracts & Disposals) and Public Contracts regulations.

Our contract thresholds are as below:

 
Estimated contract value Number of tenders to be invited
Below £1000 Obtain a single written quote, where possible from a local contractor
£1,000 to £10,000 Ensure Value for Money by obtaining 2 written quotes, one of which should be from a local contractor if possible
£10,001 to £50,000 Invite at least 3 contractors to submit written quotations, one of which should be local, if possible.
£50,001 to GPA threshold Formal tender process following appropriate advertisement or use of an appropriate framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system.
Above GPA threshold Formal tender process or use of an appropriate framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system.

Opportunity notices are published, where appropriate, on Contracts Finder and Find A Tender.  All tendering opportunities are advertised on the eSourcing portal. You only need to register (which is free) if you want to participate in one of the tenders, not just to browse.

Our procurement strategy can be viewed here: Procurement Strategy 2016-2022.pdf [pdf] 213KB

Please note that the lifetime of this document has been extended to allow for central government’s review of procurement.

For further information, please contact procurement@arun.gov.uk