Advertising Tenders and Contracts

The Council's Contract Procedure Rules are included in the Constitution.

The requirements for advertising tenders and contracts are summarised as follows:

Total Value

Award Procedure

£2,000 or Under

One Oral Quotation (confirmed in writing where the Total Value exceeds £500)

£2,001 - £25,000

Three written and meaningful quotations. If three written quotes cannot be obtained and an exemption as specified in paragraph 3 of the Contracts Procedure Rules does not apply, then the requirement should be advertised.

£25,001–EU Threshold

Invitation to Tender and advertise to at least three and no more than six candidates.

Above EU Threshold

EU Procedure or, where this does not apply, Invitation to Tender and advertise/ to at least four and no more than six candidates.