West Berkshire Council

Procurement

We aim to procure goods and services in line with the pdf icon Council Strategy [18Mb] and Constitution. The key drivers for procurement is to drive quality, innovation and ensure best value at all times.

Procurement aims to continuously improve the processes used to obtain best value whilst minimising the burden of tendering for suppliers.

Our pdf icon Procurement Strategy [2Mb] sets out our accountabilities, openness and transparency. Our aim is to build on the skills, expertise and knowledge available to us both locally and nationally, from public, private and third sector organisations and by responding to feedback.

We ensure that all procurements comply with the council's rules and national and European Law.

Suppliers

Approaching buyers at West Berkshire Council must be done through our e-Tendering portal.

All procurements must be procured in accordance with the pdf icon Contract Rules of Procedure [534kb], using the In-tend portal.

Registering your organisation is free and takes a few minutes. Once registered you will be able to express interest in any open opportunities when they are made available. We'll also be able to access your details whenever we have a requirement and you may be invited to tender or quote for work.

Login to the In-tend portal.

If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the portal, please contact the In-tend Support Team by phoning 0844 272 8810 or by emailing support@in-tend.co.uk.

You may be requested to fill out a new supplier form.  Please return this form to commissioning@westberks.gov.uk

Please note: our payment policy is 30 days on receipt of invoice.

Contracts Register

    This pdf icon dataset lists details of all live contracts [226kb] that the council has entered following a tender process, requests for quotation or calling-off from a framework eg, CCS. This database does not include low value transactional purchase orders or new contracts that are currently being tendered. Information on any new or current tenders can be found on the In-tend portal

    The material published is taken directly from our internal contracts register. We have removed any personal data as required by the Data Protection Act.

    We intend to publish our database of current supply contracts every three months.

    Definitions

    The dataset contains the following fields:

    • service responsible: which service area is responsible for the contract
    • title of the agreement: name of contract being award as per definition in original tender or request for quotation
    • contract start date: date on which the contract started
    • end date: when the initial contract term is planned to end
    • contract term
    • contract annual value
    • last extension date: the amount of years it would be possible to extend the contract, where applicable
    • contract value: total value of the contract award/framework
    • supplier name: the supplier who was awarded the contract