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 [opens in a new window].

If the value of the Tender exceeds the EDC thresholds based on procurement law, it is also advertised on UK Find a Tender Service (FTS).

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 [opens in a new window]), Scottish national level (Scottish Procurement [opens in a new window]), or at UK level (Crown Commercial Service [opens in a new window]), 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.