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Procurement

Being an external buyer or becoming a supplier for West Berkshire Council

We aim to procure goods and services in line with the Icon for pdf Council Strategy [18MB] and Constitution. The key driver for procurement is to drive quality, innovation and ensure best value at all times.  Icon for pdf Social Value Policy [3MB]  will also be considered in all procurements over £100k, and in lower value projects, where appropriate. 

Procurement aims to continuously improve the processes used to obtain best value whilst minimising the burden of tendering for suppliers.

Our Icon for pdf Procurement Strategy [2MB]  sets out our accountabilities, openness and transparency. Our aim is to build on the skills, expertise and knowledge available to us both locally and nationally, from public, private and third sector organisations and by responding to feedback.

We ensure that all procurements comply with the council's rules and the law.

Tender Opportunities

All procurements will be carried out in accordance with the Icon for pdf Part 11 of the Council Constitution [534KB] , using the In-tend portal.

All suppliers wishing to engage with us should register their organisation directly by visiting West Berkshire Electronic Tendering Site. This is a quick and easy process which will enable suppliers to be linked to upcoming opportunities and invitations to tender. Opportunities may also be advertised via Contracts Finder and Find a Tender where appropriate. For support with supplier access to In-tend, please contact procurement@westberks.gov.uk

New Suppliers

Suppliers may be asked to complete a new supplier form and provide evidence of insurance and bank details prior to any purchase order being raised. All invoices are required to quote a valid purchase order number, and standard payment policy is 30 days on receipt of invoice.

Contracts Register

This Icon for pdf dataset lists details of all live contracts [222KB] that the council has entered following a tender process, requests for quotation or calling-off from a framework, eg CCS, and we intend to update this information every three months. This database does not include low value transactional purchase orders or new contracts that are currently being tendered. Information on any new or current tenders can be found on the In-tend portal.
 

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