Procurement process

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Our procurement team helps other council departments buy goods and pay for works and services in a manner which is:

  • open
  • transparent
  • allows potential suppliers to bid from a level playing field 

The process we follow depends on the value of the procurement as outlined in the Financial thresholds.

Public Contracting Regulations threshold

The contract value threshold for a Public Procurement exercise changed with effect from 1 January 2021 in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Goods and Services: £189,330

Works: £4,733,252


You can keep an eye out for opportunities on our website or follow us on

Email invoices

If you would like to email your invoices, please send them to

The Chest

We aim to advertise all opportunities on the north west e-tendering portal The Chest.

All suppliers interested in doing business with us are encouraged to register on The Chest.

You can also search for opportunities on the Chest.


We also make use of national frameworks when it is appropriate such as:

Our current contracts

The following opportunities are advertised on The Chest:

Additional information

Whistleblowing Policy (PDF 80KB / 6 pages)

Procurement Strategy 2021-2026 (PDF 342KB /13 pages)

Contract Management Policy (PDF 87KB / 3 pages)