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Commissioning and procurement


We publish opportunities for businesses and other organisations to supply services and carry out work on our behalf.

We apply standard sets of terms and conditions to most of our contracts. We also follow our purchasing guide (PDF 304kb) and our commissioning framework (PDF 156kb). For more information, you can download the:

You can download our timescales for commissioning and procurement (PDF 128kb).


When you apply for a contract you must provide certain information, including:

  • have the capacity to deliver the contract
  • have a clear business plan
  • sound finances

You must also comply with any appropriate health and safety and legal requirements we may set.

You can apply for opportunities online. You'll be able to:

  • register as a potential supplier for council opportunities, free of charge
  • register against your expertise, based on the ProClass system
  • receive automated email alerts for tender opportunities
  • search for contract details and download selected information