Procurement and selling to the Council
Ashfield District Council spends around £35 million per annum on a varied range of works, services and goods.
Procurement covers all of the supplies, services and works we need to deliver our services. The Council recognises the need for effective procurement practices to acquire and deliver value for money on goods, works and services bought by us. To achieve this, we are currently developing a Sustainable Procurement Policy and Strategy (SPPS) to inform members, staff, the public and suppliers how procurement will be managed.
The rules governing how this money is spent (which are also subject to compliance with statutory requirements i.e. EU Regulations and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006)
can be found in the Council's Contract Procedure Rules
Ashfield's terms and conditions are listed below:
The Council has entered into an arrangement with Nottingham City Council to provide procurement support, whilst the strategic ownership remains with Ashfield. The aim is to improve the process which may lead to revisions in policies at a later date.
The Procurement Unit organises tender processes leading to the establishment of contracts and framework agreements for the provision of goods, services and works. Individual services section then uses these contracts on a day to day basis to place orders and make purchases.
The Council via the Procurement Unit must advertises all of its requirements over £5,000. The platforms used for advertising are:
- Contracts Finder - https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
- Source Nottinghamshire - http://www.sourcenottinghamshire.co.uk
- EastMidsTenders - https://www.eastmidstenders.org
Our current Contracts Register can be found under the Transparency Code page.
The Council has signed the Small Business Friendly Concordat and it will ensure that rules and policies are applied fairly and transparently without discrimination to businesses of irrespective of size. Where possible the Council will seek to provide opportunities and encouragement for SMEs and local suppliers.