Trading with the council
Our objective is to obtain best value for all external procurement of supplies and services for the city council.
The council operates a fair and open competition by following transparent and auditable procedures in all its tendering and contracting activity and aims to provide a wide range of businesses with a variety of commercial opportunities. Opportunites for working with Salford are available on The Chest.
The tender documentation made available via The Chest will include a questionnaire for completion by the applicant. To assist in completing the questionnaire a guidance note will support the tender documents and an example guidance note can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
We endeavour to provide all businesses with the knowledge they require enabling them to submit quotations or tenders for contracts and provide guidance on some key factors that businesses will need to consider in relation to the procurement process.
- What kind of contracts do we let?
- How to tender for council business
- Where we advertise new contracts or tenders
- Do you want to be a council supplier?
As a public sector organisation, Salford City Council is required to work to EU Procurement Directives (which are implemented by UK legislation) applying to contracts above given thresholds (these are, respectively, services and supplies: £173,934 and works: £4,348,350 - effective 1 January 2013).
The EU directives clearly outline the procedures and standards to be followed by the city council when undertaking a tender exercise and awarding contracts with the emphasis on non-discrimination and competition. Where the value of contracts is below EU thresholds, the council's contractual standing orders (part of the council's constitution - part 4, section 7) are applied when undertaking quotation or tender exercises.
National Fraud Initiative (NFI) 2012
Please note that key Trade Creditor data may be provided to bodies responsible for auditing and administering public funds for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud. Further information on data matching at Salford City Council can be found on our NFI page or contact Salford Internal Audit on 0161 607 6969.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
Who to contact
- Sharon Robson
- Corporate Procurement Team
Salford Civic Centre
Map to this location
- 0161 686 6226
This page was last updated on 5 November 2012