How we choose our suppliers

Find out how to win business with us and about the policies and procedures that you may have to comply with.

We buy a wide range of goods and services that we need as part of our everyday work, therefore we have to ensure that we obtain the best possible value for the money that we spend.

We also make sure that the legal requirements and responsibilities involved, including environmental information and maximising the ‘Suffolk £’, when spending your money and entering into contracts are followed.

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Our policies and procedures

These guides will give you an idea of our approach to procurement, the rules we have to follow and the standards and policies we expect from our partners. Read about our tendering process for more information on how we evaluate tenders.

Anti bribery policy (PDF, 87KB)

Equality and diversity policy

Environmental guidance note
(PDF, 37KB)

Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations - FAQs
(PDF, 159KB)

General terms and conditions
(PDF, 48KB)
Procurement Rules (PDF, 580KB)

Specification writing guide
(PDF, 160KB)

Green procurement approach
(PDF, 54KB)

Working with local suppliers
(PDF, 52KB)
Supplier charter
(PDF, 58KB)
Tendering as a consortium
(PDF, 96K)
Whistleblowing and complaints
(PDF, 84KB)
Social value and sustainable procurement policy (PDF, 334KB)    

Contact Us

Call the procurement helpdesk on 01473 260266 Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm or Friday 9am - 4.30pm; or email