Working with us has never been easier. We have introduced an e-Tendering service and a Community Strategy that identifies sustainable development as a key aim to improving our communities quality of life both in the present and for the future.
While we are keen to obtain the lowest selling price there are other considerations in demonstrating value for money. These considerations include impact on local regeneration, waste prevention, recycling, ethical trading, human rights etc.
We also want to work with suppliers/service providers who have similar values and who want to promote social, environmental and economic benefits to the business and community.
We have a large number of contracts across many different goods and services which vary in size and value, and attract interest from all business sizes.
Helping local businesses grow is important to us, therefore we are keen to work with small and medium-size enterprises (SME’s).
With guidance from the European Commission, we are working to ensure that SME’s are kept involved in our tenders and contracts, and recognise that SME’s can provide good value for money and seek to remove any barriers that may halt them from participating.