Relationships with suppliers

The Council encourages and supports closer working relationships with its supplier base, at all levels, to maximise the opportunities for both parties to realise the benefits of working together. Where appropriate it will develop partnership arrangements designed to achieve long term collaborative arrangements with suppliers where risks and reward are shared.

The Council has strict protocols which govern its relationship with suppliers. These ensure that all suppliers are dealt with on a fair, impartial and equitable basis. The acceptance of gifts or any form of inducement from suppliers is strictly prohibited.

If you would like more information about this please contact the Purchasing Team.