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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 are keen to promote social, environmental and economic benefits to the business and community.


We believe there are many advantages to be gained through the use of readily available technology. We have therefore adopted an electronic tendering system, ‘InTend’, which is an easy to use web based system for sending and receiving tender documentation securely.

The aim of this website is to help with efficiency and savings for all parties. This is because:

  • Orders are distributed from a central point, and by email rather than higher cost methods such as hard copies in the post.
  • Payments to suppliers are made by a secure ‘BACS’ method rather than raising and posting costly cheques where possible.
  • We also promote the use of Purchase Cards and Lodge Cards across the Authority to enable the payment for goods and services to be conducted electronically. 

For further information on Purchase Card and Lodge Card schemes, please contact the Purchase Card Team on 01384 814869 or

Benefits of e-Tendering to Suppliers

  • Eliminating the need for paper invoices
  • Prompt Payment – within 1 working day
  • Improving Cash flow
  • Reducing banking costs for those using a lending/overdraft facility
  • Reducing administration costs
  • Improving business opportunities (especially with other Local Authorities)
  • Improving business relationships
  • Can lead to preferred Supplier Status

We will communicate with businesses, advertise current and future tender opportunities, and advise of contracts administrated through the use of this website.

Tender opportunities are also advertised through web portals such as Contracts Finder.

Visit the Dudley MBC eTendering website.

Ethical Procurement

We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of fairness in all of its financial activities, including the process of procurement.

Public sector procurement has a process where each stage is designed to ensure fairness and equal treatment of all businesses, but with value for money for the residents of Dudley.

The Suppliers Code of Practice reinforces the Council’s long established stance of being open and transparent when dealing with public money. It outlines how we expect the very highest standards from all those working together to deliver services to the residents of Dudley.

If you have any concerns regarding the conduct of any of the council employees engaged in the procurement process, you should notify the Council in line with the policies below.

Please note that all reports will be treated in the strictest confidence.