Our purchasing procedures
We buy goods and services in-line with the guidance and laws set out by the government and the European Union.
The law and our own internal procedures determine the approach we use and the process for quotation/tender is based on the value of the contract.
Class 1 Contracts
We can get a written quote from at least one supplier and go-ahead with the order if we think the quote is reasonable. We’ll then raise a purchase order which will set out the terms and conditions of the contract.
Class 2 Contracts
Class 3 Contracts
- Open procedure
- Restricted procedure
- Existing Framework arrangement
We’ll evaluate each tender using a number of different criteria to make sure we get the Most Economically Advantageous Tender ‘MEAT’ which gives us the right balance between quality and cost.
Class 4 Contracts
All of these contracts will be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and will be placed on our procurement portal.
The current OJEU thresholds can be found here.
- Last Updated: Monday, 04 September 2017 10:03