The Council buys a wide variety of goods and services for use by all departments or, in certain cases, one department in particular. Some examples of commodities or services purchased are:
The goods and services used by the Council are paid for with public money, so rules are in place to make sure each stage of the procurement process is transparent. The rules fall into five groups:
Purchasing decisions are extremely complex and not confined only to price. The lowest price may not always represent the best overall value for money. Examples of other issues the Council would consider before awarding business include:
For more information, please contact a member of the Purchasing team.
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