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We are committed to ensuring our commercial arrangements and contracts are fit for purpose, offer excellent value for money and ensure our procurement expenditure provides the best possible social value for our residents, businesses and tax payers.  This is outlined in our latest Procurement and Contract Management Strategy.

Rules and regulations

Procurement at the council is governed by the Council Constitution, predominantly Contract Standing Orders and also Financial Regulations for the authorised spending limits.

Current contracts

View the latest version of our Contracts Register.

Terms and Conditions

View our Terms and Conditions in relation to the provision of goods and services.

Supplying goods and services to the council

We advertise our opportunities on ProContract (also known as The Chest), which is the North West’s Local Authority e-procurement portal provided by Proactis. 

If you are not already registered to use the portal and are interested in any future opportunities with the council, please register at  Registration is completed by Proactis, so any queries regarding the registration process or the system should be raised directly at

Further information on providing goods or services to the public sector can be found at