How to do business with the Council

How we buy goods and services

For contracts up to a value of £3,000, we will usually seek more than one quote.

For contract values over £3,000 and up to £50,000 we will use an existing Council or national contract where possible. If no suitable contract exists, we will seek a minimum of three quotes. Normally we will use the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) Quick Quote facility for these contract values. You can register as a potential supplier on the PCS website and once registered, you will receive notifications of suitable contract opportunities for your area of interest.

For contract opportunities valued over £50,000 and under the EU threshold (see below), an existing Council or national contract will be used. Where these are not available, the opportunity will be advertised through the PCS website.

For contract values over the EU threshold for goods, services and works, we will use an existing Council or national contract. Where no suitable contract exists, we will advertise the contract opportunity on the PCS website and the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

You can find guidance and explanations of the above terms and the EU Threshold values on the Scottish Government’s pages about Public Sector Procurement.

Contract Standing Orders

Our Contract Standing Orders are the rules that govern contracts made by or on our behalf. You can download these below.

Contract Register

The register is a list of contracts that we are required to publish. You can download this below. You can learn more about the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 on legislation.gov.uk

Procurement Strategy

Within our Procurement Strategy we include detail on how we plan support to SMEs and the third sector. You can download the strategy below.

Sustainable Procurement

The Sustainable Procurement Policy sets out our approach to ensure that social, environmental and economic benefits are maximised and environmental impacts are minimised. You can read about the policy and download the full version.

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