Our procurement policy

Public sector spending is subject to stringent controls and accountabilities.

The Government's policy is that the public sector should base its approach on value for money for the procuremnt of:

  • goods
  • works
  • services

Also, for public contracts we have to apply the EU principals of:

  • non- discrimination
  • transparency
  • equal treatment
  • and so on

The EU procurement directives set out detailed procedures and criteria for the award of public contracts above certain thresholds.

All public sector employees must follow a procurement code of conduct.

Employees and members (local councillors) must declare their interests in existing or potential suppliers. They must also say if their connection is:

  • private
  • social
  • domestic
  • professional

Procurement Services

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525