Supply South Tyneside is an initiative to support local businesses and help them to identify, bid for, and win public sector contracts.
Our target is to increase the amount of money we spend with local businesses from our 2009/10 baseline of 32%, to:
- 40% by 2013/14, then to
- 50% by 2016/17
Our rules and procedures
To help us achieve our target, we have made changes to our procurement rules.
The revised rules now show the minimum number of local businesses we will contact for a quote when specific opportunities arise:
For supplies and services - anything under £75,000 we will contact at least 2 local suppliers and 2 non local suppliers and invite them to tender
For works/construction - anything under £150,000 we will contact at least 3 local companies and invite them to tender
You will need to register your business with us to be able to access these opportunities.
Note: This policy does not guarantee that local businesses will secure council contracts. All businesses will have to demonstrate that they are competitive on both cost and quality.
2018 Local Supplier Engagement Event
South Tyneside Council held a Local Supplier Engagement Event at One Trinity Green, South Shields on Wednesday, 13th June 2018.
The purpose of this event was to provide an insight into the public procurement process within South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Homes.
Representatives were present who lead the procurement process, discuss what goods, services and works South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Homes are looking for, discuss the requirements expected as a potential supplier and find out how to hear about procurement opportunities and how to apply.
There were four 30 minute presentation sessions delivered to inform suppliers of everything they would need to know about procurement in South Tyneside and would help you understand how to do business within the wider public sector.
You can download the presentations from the list below:
For more information please contact South Tyneside Council's procurement team on 0191 424 7008.