How we choose our suppliers

Find out how to win business with us and learn 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 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.

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.

Contact us

Call the procurement helpdesk on 01473 260266, available Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4:30pm. Alternatively, you can email