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Procurement policies and legislation

Our procurement processes address the relevant legislation, including:

Local Government Act 1972
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Equalities Act 2010
Localism Act 2011
Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Local Government Transparency Code 2015
Concessions Contract Regulations 2016

GOV.UK provides further guidance about procurement.

The procurement process is also governed by our own policies. Suppliers are advised, as a minimum, to review the following policies and considerations before submitting a tender.

Suppliers must ensure they understand and incorporate these requirements in their submissions. The requirements will be treated as implied terms of working with us.

Equality and diversity
Anti-poverty strategy
Living Wage accreditation
Environmental and sustainability policies
Health and safety
Data protection
Freedom of information
Social value [PDF, 15MB]

Suppliers are advised that we cannot release commercially sensitive information, including schedules of rates, financial information, and so on. We will also not issue copies of tender submissions, as doing so could negatively impact future competition.


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