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We are working collaboratively across sectors to develop a city and region-wide movement of change. Our Preston and Lancashire local group of practitioners includes representatives from different sectors: local government, education, housing, police as well as business support organisations.
We share a collective vision to deliver more for our place and our communities! We believe institutions need to use public procurement as a tool to deliver wider economic, social and environmental benefits.
Our work has been recognised for its collaborative approach around spend analysis and public procurement. Since 2013, more than six of our Preston and Lancashire based institutions have been collectively analysing procurement spend to better harness its impact and further progress our practice.
Going forward, we want to increase communication and awareness between buyers and suppliers, to improve suppliers’ capacity to bid for tenders, to understand better how we can integrate social value in tenders and how we can monitor the impact of public procurement and the delivery of contracts.
Are you interested in doing business with us? We want to know about you!
To make sure we can get in touch with you, register now as a supplier on The Chest.
We have put together a short guide on ‘How to do business with Preston City Council’ to explain how we buy works, goods and services and how your business can be involved. You can download the guide in the documents section on this page.
Our objective to deliver fairness for our place and communities defines how we spend money.
To learn how your business can make a difference in its offer and contribute to our objective, check out our procurement strategy. It highlights the vision, values and actions at the heart of our procurement processes and again this can be found in the documents section on this page.
Additional information on Equality and Fairness in procurement, Fair Employment Clause, Small Business Friendly concordat, Voluntary and Community Sector compact and purchase order terms and conditions, again can be found in the documents section on the left hand side of this page.
Preston City Council buys different types of works, good and services, varying in type and cost.
If you are interested in doing business with us, the list below highlights some of the main sectors we are currently buying from:
Please note: this is not an exhaustive list, for more details about what we are buying, please refer to our contract register.
You can check all our current contract opportunities through The Chest.
Tips to view what we are currently buying:
In addition to this, our contracts register lists all current contracts as specified by the current Governments - Transparency Agenda directives, which focuses on making local councils more transparent.
Check out what other institutions in Preston and Lancashire are currently buying:
Check out how the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses can help your business to grow, access new market and bid for tender.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.