Procurement

We have recently reviewed our procurement strategy which covers both procurement and contract management.  We are now working towards the following 5 key objectives:

  • Thinking more strategically about what we buy
  • Being more consistent and compliant in how we buy
  • Delivering additional social, economic and environmental value when we buy
  • Managing our supply chain more effectively after we buy
  • Developing staff and improving skills

As a key link in our supplier chain, as a potential or existing supplier, you can help us to deliver our procurement strategy and meet these objectives.

 

Procurement within Bolton at Home

Each year we spend approximately £50m with suppliers on delivering goods, services or works in the borough of Bolton, our local area.

As a public authority, we need to ensure that we make the best use of public funds and are transparent and fair in procuring and awarding contracts.  Each pound that we spend must:

  • deliver the maximum value for money
  • contribute to our strategic objectives
  • deliver additional benefits to our customers and communities
  • comply with public procurement legislation and our own procurement rules

 

What we look for in suppliers

  • Financial, commercial and technical capability to meet our business requirements
  • Compliance with relevant standard and legislation including Equalities, Health and Safety and Environmental Sustainability
  • Commitment to supporting delivery of our social, economic and environmental strategies

 

Current Tenders

As a public authority, we are required to advertise all tender opportunities above specific threshold levels in Contracts Finder and the Official Journal of European Union.

 You can register as a potential supplier and access new business opportunities on The Chest, the North West’s e-tendering portal:

Registration is free of charge and once registered you can:

  • Set up your supplier profile and indicate what opportunities you are interested in
  • Receive email notifications which match your profile when opportunities become available
  • Register your interest once opportunities are published
  • Receive tender documentations for opportunities you have expressed an interest in
  • If shortlisted, upload your tender response and supporting documents
  • Receive responses to frequently asked questions
  • Receive contract award information and tender feedback

 

Related Links:

The Chest e-tendering portal https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Official Journal of the European Union http://www.ojec.com/

Contracts Finder https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) http://www.chas.co.uk/

Constructionline http://www.constructionline.co.uk/static/