As a constituted Local Authority our Procurement and Contracts Procedures sets out how we tender for suppliers to work with us. This document also forms part of the Councils overall constitution. It sets out when we should look to tender, when it may not be necessary to tender, as well as details on our key value thresholds for what approach to apply.
As a Public Sector organisation we are also required to apply due consideration to the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
If you are looking to work with us or other Public Sector providers we would encourage you to make yourself aware of the respective requirements which we have to adhere to around our tendering approach.
Please see these organisations for further information, support or advice
(Disclaimer: Exeter City Council is not associated or affiliated to any of the below organisations. The Council does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided within these external sources, nor any advice, information or support that may be provided by them):
- ACAS (Guide to workplace equality)
- Exeter Chamber of Commerce
- Devon Chamber of Commerce
- Devon County Council
- Heart of the South West (Growth Hub)
- Heart of the South West (Local Enterprise Partnership)
- Health and Safety - Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Health and Safety at Work
- Tendering for Public Contracts (Official advice from UK government)
- Government Procurement Service (Information on how to sell to UK government)
Cabinet Office Mystery Customer scheme
In addition, the Council committed to working within the Cabinet Office Mystery Customer scheme.
The Mystery Shopper scheme provides a route for suppliers to raise concerns about public procurement practice and is completely independent of the Council. The Cabinet Office Mystery Shopper team will then work with the Council to resolve concerns.
If you do have any concerns, we would encourage you to contact us before reporting an issue or concern you may have to the Mystery Shopper Service so that we have an opportunity to resolve the issue. Please contact ECCProcurement@exeter.gov.uk