Doing Business with the Council
Selling to Elmbridge Borough Council
Typically, each department buys the goods and services it requires on an individual basis, although in areas such as IT, the IT department buys hardware and consumables on behalf of all departments. The Council has a statutory duty to ensure that the procurement of supplies, works and services represents the most cost-effective solution and that the best possible value for money has been achieved.
These pages set out the Council's procurement procedures and provide guidance on some of the key factors that need to be taken into consideration when seeking to do business with the Council.
The Council's Procurement Strategy aims to promote and guide efficient and effective procurement throughout the Council. Its primary objectives are to:
- Provide a procurement framework which supports the Council's Community Strategy 2006-2015
- Set a clear framework for procurement that supports the Council's Vision and Key Developments
- Bring about a corporate focus to procurement, thereby assisting coordination of procurement activity, which will help us to make the most of our available resources, and
- Map the way forward on developing and continuously improving the Council's procurement functions.
We are always keen to hear from potential suppliers and happy to provide them with the information needed to compete for a share of the Council's business. Of course, success cannot be guaranteed; that depends on the quality, cost and availability of your products and services, as well as your organisation's equality, sustainability and health and safety policies. We hope you will find this guidance a useful introduction.