Our procurement process
Our procurement process aims to help us:
achieve the best value for money in all expenditure
reduce our risk
conduct procurement in a fair, open and transparent way.
We want to work with suppliers who are:
knowledgeable and experienced in their area of work.
Please see our procurement policy for full details of how we procure goods and services.
Our commercial assessment of you will depend on the type of goods or services that you’re supplying, but we have some standard things that we look for (see
Information for new suppliers).
In addition to the commercial assessment we nearly always need to get more than one quotation for goods or services to ensure that process is competitive. The table below shows the process we apply depending on the anticipated cost of the goods or services.
Minimum competition process
Up to £5,000
Up to £25,000
Up to £50,000
Although the competition requirement is determined primarily by spend, we do consider factors other than cost when we award contracts.
All spend must be approved in line with our
schedule of authority. Back to Information for suppliers