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Procurement process

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

Supplier database

The supplier database lets suppliers know about opportunities that are relevant to their business and any changes to the procurement process.

If you would like to add your business please complete the registration form.

We will also send out procurement opportunities via Twitter. Follow us on @SouthLakelandDC

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.

The Chest has recently upgraded to the latest version. If you are having problems registering or searching for opportunities on the Chest, The Chest Workshop slides may be able to help.


We also make use of national frameworks when it is appropriate such as East Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO), Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), North Eastern Purchasing Organisation (NEPO), Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

Our current contracts

Our current contracts and contracts in place can be found on the North West Contract Register

All our current opportunities and our future opportunities are advertised on The Chest.

Some other areas of interest:

Health and Safety Policy (PDF/265KB/21 pages)

Whistleblowing Policy (PDF/80KB/6 pages)

Sustainable Procurement and Commissioning Strategy 2016-2019 (PDF/378KB/11 pages)

Contract Management Policy (PDF/87KB/3 pages)