Harrogate Borough Council currently spends over £20 million annually on goods, works and services. As a district council we do not provide education or social services. In fact, the seven District Councils in North Yorkshire (out of 22 in the Yorkshire and Humber Region) only account for 2% of total regional procurement spend. Therefore there are also further opportunities for local businesses to tender for contracts with other local authorities in the region.
Doing Business with Harrogate Borough Council - What's involved in tendering with the Council ?
All contracts are tendered and awarded in compliance with EU regulations, the Council's Financial Procedure Rules and Contract Procurement Rules. These govern contracting activities and lay down procedures for placing orders, obtaining quotations, tenders and the award of contracts. They are designed to ensure that:
Proper procedures are followed
The tendering and selection process is open, fair and transparent
Contract documentation includes certain essential terms and conditions
The process will vary depending on the value of the work.
Statement of Local Procurement
In March 2012 the Council approved a new Statement of Local Procurement
aimed at highlighting the Council’s commitment to supporting a strong local economy. The statement outlines a range of actions the Council has taken, including the following policy;
When seeking quotations for all contracts up to the value of £50,000 or carrying out a tender of a value between £10,000 - £50,000, the officer seeking quotations must ensure that at least one firm located in the Leeds City Region or North Yorkshire be invited to quote, where possible.