Tenders over £5,000

Councils must publish details of each invitation to tender (for contracts to provide goods/services) with a value of £5000 or more.

This information must be published on a quarterly basis. For each invitation, the following details must be published:

  • Reference number;
  • Title of agreement;
  • Description of the goods and/or services sought;
  • Start, end and review dates; and
  • Local authority department responsible.

2015/16

This information is now included within the council's contracts register which is updated quarterly.

2014/15

Councils must also publish any details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000 on a quarterly basis. For each contract, the following details must be published:

  • reference number
  • title of agreement
  • description of the goods and/or services sought
  • start, end and review dates
  • council department responsible
  • supplier name & details
  • sum to be paid over the length of the contract or the estimated annual spending or budget for the contract
  • VAT that cannot be recovered
  • whether or not the contract was the result of an invitation to quote or a published invitation to tender
  • whether or not the supplier is a small or medium sized enterprise and/or a voluntary or community sector organisation and where it is, provide the relevant registration number.

Please note all amounts are net of VAT unless stated otherwise.