Contracts and tenders

Advertising Contracts and Tenders

The Council is currently committed to advertising all tender/contract opportunities, in excess of £16,500, on Public Contracts Scotland.

The Quick Quotes facility is used for well specified requirements between £16,500 and £50,000 with more complex requirements, including those valued above £50,000, advertised openly

Opportunities valued below £16,500 may also use the Quick Quote process with a minimum of four suppliers invited to take part. Quick Quote opportunities are rotated amongst suppliers to create equality of opportunity

In order to participate in these processes suppliers must be registered on the Public Contracts Scotland website.

Where the tender/contract value exceeds the thresholds set out in the EU Procurement Directives it will automatically be advertised in OJEU, following initial publication on Public Contracts Scotland.

Collaborative Frameworks

Collaborative Frameworks will also be used where appropriate. Collaborative tenders and frameworks aggregate spend across public sector organisations at local government level (Scotland Excel), Scottish national level (Scottish Procurement), or at UK level (Crown Commercial Service), to achieve the most competitive pricing.

Details of collaborative contracts used by the Council can be found in the Council's Contracts Register in the Document section of this page.

Terms and Conditions of Contract

East Dunbartonshire Council have two sets of standard contractual terms which are attached.