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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 [18.93MB] and Constitution. The key drivers for procurement are to drive quality, innovation and ensure best value at all times.

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 [2.52MB]  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 national and European Law.
 

Suppliers

Approaching buyers at West Berkshire Council must be done through our e-Tendering portal.

All procurements must be procured in accordance with the Icon for pdf Contract Rules of Procedure [534.96KB] , using the In-tend portal.

Registering your organisation is free and takes a few minutes. Once registered you will be able to express interest in any open opportunities when they are made available. We'll also be able to access your details whenever we have a requirement and you may be invited to tender or quote for work.

Login to the In-tend portal.

If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the portal, please contact the In-tend Support Team by phoning 0845 557 8079 or by emailing procurement@westberks.gov.uk.

You may be requested to fill out a new supplier form. Please return this form to commissioning@westberks.gov.uk

Please note: our payment policy is 30 days on receipt of invoice.
 

Contracts Register

This Icon for pdf dataset lists details of all live contracts [201.53KB] that the council has entered following a tender process, requests for quotation or calling-off from a framework, eg: CCS. 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

The material published is taken directly from our internal contracts register. We have removed any personal data as required by the Data Protection Act.

We intend to publish our database of current supply contracts every three months.
 

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