The term ‘procurement’ relates to the process of acquiring goods, services and works, for example from basic pens, paper and other stationery items to more complex service delivery partnerships, or from bricks to new IT systems. It covers the initial concept right through to the end of the useful life of the asset or service contract
Effective procurement is crucial to achieving continuous improvement and to securing value for money in public services.
Procurement rules and regulations
There are a number of different rules and regulations that govern the way Erewash Borough Council procures goods and services:
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Prompt Payment Code
Erewash Borough Council is an Approved Signatory to the Prompt Payment Code.
For more information about the Prompt Payment Code (PPC), please visit the PPC website.
Supplying the Council
Quotations and tenders which have a total contract value of over £10,000 will be advertised in the following places:
Eastmidstenders (see below)
Government website contracts finder (if total contract value is over £25,000)
Official Journal of the European Union (if total contract value is over £181,302)
The Council utilises an e-procurement system to manage quotation tender processes on the East Midlands Tenders website.
In addition to searching for current quotation and tender opportunities, suppliers can register their details on this website to receive automatic alerts when new opportunities are posted. This system is also utilised by other local authorities in the area broadening the opportunities available. Registering on this website is completely free of charge.
The Council also uses framework contracts awarded by other buying organisations for example:
The Council is subject to European Union (EU) procurement rules, as detailed in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The European Procurement Directives are the secondary legislation adopted by the European Parliament and the Council (Member States) on the co-ordination of procedures for the award of public contracts. The EU procurement directives are intended to reinforce the European Treaty's provisions on the free movement of goods and freedom to provide services within the internal market. They ensure compliance in all member states with the treaty principle of equality of treatment, non-discrimination and transparency. The EU procurement directives apply to all public sector contracts equal or above specific thresholds.
The current thresholds are as follows:
Goods and services: £181,302
The directives set out clear procedures and standards to be followed by Erewash Borough Council when evaluating tenders and awarding contracts
Details of current contracts can be found below:
Current Contracts (PDF)
Procurement contact details
For further information please contact the procurement team: