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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.

Changes to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) threshold

The contract value threshold for an OJEU procurement exercise has changed with effect from 1 January 2018 in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations.

Goods and Services: £181,302

Works: £4,551,413


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

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

The following opportunities are advertised on The Chest:

Additional information

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) 

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