How do I sell my product or service to the Council?
Hastings Borough Council is one of the biggest employers in East Sussex and spends about £18m every year on works, goods and services. We are required to seek best value in our purchasing, but we also want to use our purchasing power to pursue our environmental agenda, equal opportunities, and to support local firms to grow.
At present, the Council purchases works, goods and services to the value of £6.25m pa from local companies, but we are keen to increase this figure to further support business growth and to help drive forward our regeneration objectives.
Hastings Borough Council seeks to obtain the best possible value for money from its suppliers. In doing so, we take advantage of a number of recognised contracts that are organised by other public sector partners.
We already support a number of local businesses that can offer goods or services to help the Council in achieving its Corporate priorities. Potential suppliers and contractors, particularly SME's (small, medium-sized enterprises) can also contact the South East Shared Services Portal to enquire about other procurement opportunities in the South East of England.
In addition, the Council supports local business events, for example, 'Let's do business' etc.
The guidance in this link aims to support local businesses by providing contractors and suppliers with information about the Council's purchasing procedures, its procurement policies and details of any tendering opportunities.
Getting more information
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in pursuing a business opportunity with the Council.
All firms doing business with the Council must abide by the Council's conditions of contract and be aware of its corporate priorities.
Please also bear in mind that the Council will also require firms to be able to demonstrate a number of key requirements, namely that they possess and implement measures relating to their Health and Safety policy, and take account of Equal Opportunities considerations.
It should be noted that the Council is particularly keen to do business with firms and contractors that can provide longer term sustainable goods or services.
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