Selling to the councils is usually through a tendering or quotation process. Which one depends on the value of the contract. For contracts worth under £50,000 we usually require a minimum of three quotes. For contracts worth more than £50,000 we would usually enter a full tender process.
A full tender process would entail a complete background history of your company including finances, experience and any references.
We also have to comply with European directives which state that any contracts valued over a certain threshold will need to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)
Effective from 1 January 2016
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For our conditions of tenders and quotations, read: West Suffolk tender, quotation conditions
You can find opportunities from the following websites:
We have prepared a guide for anyone interested in working with councils throughout Suffolk, view our Accessing public sector procurement opportunities, Suffolk and beyond presentation.
Payment terms are usually set out in any contracts. We usually pay invoices by BACS within 30 days of receipt. Suppliers will need to send all invoices to the address below, clearly stating either Forest Heath District Council or St Edmundsbury Borough Council, alternatively you can email your invoice to: email@example.com
PO Box 83
Bury St Edmunds
Suppliers need to ensure that:
View our procurement strategy
View standard terms and conditions:
These are for Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council (we may issue a bespoke set of terms and conditions for some contracts but these will be advised upon agreement of goods or services).