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 pound’ when spending your money and entering into contracts are followed.
To get started, read about:
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 (available on the Fraud and Corruption page)
- Equality and diversity policy
- Climate Change Commercial Ask - our ask of our supply chain to reduce your environmental impact.
- Data Protection - the Data Schedule in our contracts will outline the information to be shared in delivering the contract, it is important that contractors are compliant with current Data Protection legislation.
- Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations FAQs (PDF, 159KB)
- General terms and conditions (PDF, 87KB)
- Procurement rules (PDF, 402KB)
- Social value and sustainable procurement policy (PDF, 126KB)
- Social Value Ask - an ideas list of how Social Value can be delivered in Suffolk
- Specification writing guide (PDF, 160KB)
- Suffolk Armed Forces Community Covenant (further information is available on the Armed forces Covenant)
- Supplier charter (PDF, 37KB)
- Tendering as a consortium (PDF, 91KB)
- Whistleblowing and complaints (available on the Fraud and Corruption page)
- Working with local suppliers (PDF, 52KB)
Free Business Continuity Webinars for Suffolk County Council Contractors
To co inside with Business Continuity Week on 16 – 20 May 2022 we are offering again this year free Business Continuity webinars for all Suffolk County Council’s contractors. Review and refresh your business continuity arrangement with advice, lessons learned from COVID and top tips from our Business Continuity Manager.
The webinar is available to join on the following dates (one attendance per organisation):
• Friday 6 May 8.30 am – 9.30am
• Monday 9 May 4pm – 5pm
• Monday 16 May 1pm – 2pm
To book and receive the webinar link complete the following form.
Get Fit to Bid tool
If you have not bid before, check out the Suffolk Growth Programme Board's Get Fit to Bid tool on the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce website. The tool was created for local businesses who had not previously tendered and would like to secure public sector contracts.
Call the procurement helpdesk on 01473 260266, available Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4:30pm. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com