Procurement process

We aim to ensure that we achieve the best value for money and make doing business with us is made as simple and accessible as possible.

We expect to spend approximately £6 million on a range of goods and services from third parties. The majority of this expenditure is covered by formal contracts. For the majority of these contracts, invitations to tender are publicly advertised.


Our tenders are advertised on the South East Business Portal.  Suppliers should therefore register on the new portal if they wish to be alerted of new business opportunities.

Our Constitution sets out the broad framework within which we operate. This includes our Contract Procedure Rules, which set specific rules that all officers involved in the procurement process must follow.

Our current contracts register and Transparency agenda information can be found in our Finance and transparency section.

See also our terms and conditions for supply of goods and services.


For more information on any aspect of procurement please email