Procurement and contracts
Procurement is the process we use to acquire the goods and services we need to serve our communities. We try to secure the best value from our contracts while supporting quality and innovation, and apply these principles whether we are buying the provision of an entire service or simple low value commodity items.
Whilst we want to reduce bureaucratic burden wherever we can, we have to follow a number of national and European regulations when we buy goods and services. We also need to demonstrate that our procurement processes give equal opportunities to all bidders regardless of their size or location, and apply procedures that can be measured and scrutinised. Inevitably, this involves a degree of paperwork.
Selling to the Council and Tendering Opportunities
We advertise all tender opportunities on the SE Shared Services e-Sourcing Portal. You can view these opportunities using the links below, however you will need to create a free account for your company on the portal in order access the relevant tender documents and submit a bid.
Shared Procurement Service
Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, and Mole Valley Councils have a shared procurement service, with Crawley acting as the lead authority. Supported by the legal teams at each authority, we provide advice to client departments on any aspect of procurement, and offer support and guidance to suppliers looking to do business with the Council. Further information about our procurement processes and procedures can be found on Crawley Borough Council's website.
To talk to the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01403 215 299.