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 above this threshold with more complex requirements, including all those valued above £50,000, advertised openly.

Opportunities valued below £16,500 but above £5,000 may also use the Quick Quotes process, with a minimum of four suppliers invited to take part. Quick Quotes 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.

Supplier opportunities below £5,000 in value are dealt with by the originating Directorate through an informal quotation process. A minimum of four quotations will be sought in each case.

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.