TenderingLast updated: 27 September 2012 10:14 UK
Approved and select lists
We, generally, do not use Approved Lists but subject each requirement to the tender procedure. Select lists created as result of this process become null and void at the tender award stage.
Should the Authority employ the use of an Approved List or Framework, suppliers will be able to see the details of such lists, including expiry dates, from the Current Contract Area on our e-Sourcing Solution, InTend. Go to Current Opportunities to find out more.
All tender opportunities are published on our e-Sourcing Solution, InTend. In many cases they may also appear within the leading trade journal for the service or product concerned. To see what tenders are currently available, use this link, Current Opportunities.
In the same way that applying for a job means being short listed for an interview, we often require companies interested in a tender opportunity to be short listed to receive tender documents. Guidance on this procedure and how you can be successful is provided using the link Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
Return of tender documents
All tenders are managed via our e-Sourcing system and are subject to the guidance issued via the system, and which is also available from the "Current Opportunities".
Bidders should note that the Tender Box, which is situated on the ground floor, is now sealed and reception staff have been instructed not to accept tenders handed to them.
Should there be a need for hard copies to be submitted, full instructions will be issued to all bidders in advance of the submission date.
Tender award and debriefing
As of January 2006 all procurement subject to EU Directives must include a Standstill Period referred to as the 'Alcatel Judgement'. We recognise this as best practice and as such are likely to adopt this approach for all our tender awards. Further information can be found by using this link, Tender Award.
For more information about our policies relating to contracting and insurance, health and safety, equalities and environmental issues, use this link, Policies