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Introduction to Procurement

We aim to help suppliers who wish to supply South Tyneside Council with goods or services, or carry out works on our behalf.

South Tyneside Council encourages competition and welcomes bids from new and established suppliers, especially from local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), third sector organisations, and social enterprises.

What are the benefits of working with the Council?

As a business partner, the Council is:

  • Fair
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Professional
  • A long established organisation
  • Prompt to pay including our Supplier Incentive Programme

What is procurement?

Procurement is the process of acquiring goods, works and services from third parties. Procurement includes the process by which requirements are defined and contracts are awarded, as well as the management of contracts once established. Effective procurement seeks to evidence and achieve value for money - which is not simply about the cheapest possible option, but an optimum balance of quality and sustainability for the entire contract duration.

Procurement is distinct from purchasing which is the transactional process of ordering, receiving, and paying for goods and services. A related process is commissioning - this is the strategic process by which needs are identified and assessed, desired outcome(s) are defined, and solutions designed to achieve those outcomes.

Procurement Strategy

Please see below the 2016 - 2021 5 year Procurement Strategy.  This strategy outlines our priorities for 2016-21 and shows how procurement will contribute to achieving the South Tyneside Vision 2011-31 objectives that underpin that vision.

Procurement Strategy272.23KB

Please also see see the Procurement Business Process Flow Chart.

Procurement Business Flow Chart237.97KB

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  • Corporate Procurement Service
  • BT South Tyneside
    Hawthorne House
    Viking Business Park
    Jarrow
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE32 3DP

  • 0191 424 7008

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