The Councils recognise that there are a diverse range of suppliers who have much to offer by bringing increased competition for goods and services. SMEs often have a lower cost base, provide innovative ‘niche’ market goods and services, can be more responsive and offer a better quality of service.
All suppliers are encouraged to tender for our requirements. We strive to ensure that our procurement processes do not prevent any type or size of supplier from bidding for our contracts. We award contracts based on economically advantageous to the district, considering a range of supply factors.
An online public procurement tool Get Fit To Bid has been launched by the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. This is a tool designed with procurement leads from across the public sector. It allows businesses to answer a series of questions which are necessary when getting ready, or bidding, for public sector contracts.
Payments to suppliers
In order to receive payment suppliers must quote an official purchase order or works order number on their invoice.