We usually select contractors by advertising our contracts. Opportunities for contractors to supply goods, services or undertake works currently out to tender are published on the websites below.
City council's e-tendering portal
This is an e-tendering portal allowing all tender related documentation to be issued and received electronically.
Register for free on the portal and sign up to receive email alerts when new contracts are published.
When registered you can:
- view a list of tenders/contracts/quotations
- view information on contracts that have already been awarded
- express interest in a particular tender or quotation
- receive tender and/or quotation documentation
- safely return your tender or quotation documents
- send and receive correspondence
Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.
TED (Tenders Electronic Daily)
TED is the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union', dedicated to European public procurement. It provides free access to business opportunities.
Social value in procurement
Social value is about getting more value out of the money we spend.
We believe that by identifying social, economic and environmental opportunities related to contract delivery social value can be delivered as part of core delivery, alongside cost savings and contributing to our corporate priorities.
There are a number of social, economic and environmental benefits of procuring our goods, services and works from local suppliers, where possible. These include reducing the carbon footprint of our trading and helping to ensure that more of the money we spend remains within the local community and contributes towards Norwich being a prosperous city.
Officers are encouraged to ensure that the tender/quote process for opportunities is open and available for local businesses. This is particularly relevant where the value of the procurement is under £25,000 where a minimum of three quotes are required and officers can select local suppliers to obtain quotes from.
A motion was passed in September 2018 by council agreeing to acknowledge that:
- action needs to be taken to raise awareness of modern slavery and the fact that it is happening all over the UK.
- the current support for victims is not sufficient and needs to go beyond the 45 days they are currently given by the government.
- councils have an important role to play in ensuring their contracts and supplies don’t contribute to modern day slavery and exploitation.
The council also agreed to adopt the co-operative party’s Charter against modern slavery.