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How and what we buy

What do we buy?

Below is an example of some of the things we purchase to support delivery of public services in Burnley:

Works:

Construction, materials, demolition, boarding up, development partners

Goods:

Stationery, paper, cleaning products, operational equipment, machinery, printer cartridges, fuel, vehicles, catering, office furniture, protective clothing

Services:

Waste & Recycling collection, agency and temporary staff, printing, consultancy advice, insurance

How do we buy?

Value Threshold

Summary purchasing method

Less than

£1000

Order placed via e-purchasing system, generally for contracted goods and services.

Above £1000 and below £20,000

Market testing, appropriate to the contract. Advertised through The Chest/ Contracts Finder and/ or trade journals as appropriate.

Above 20,000 and below £100,000

 

4 to 6 competitive quotes required. Contractor selection can be from Constructionline pre approved contractors. Can include invitations to tender; advertisement through The Chest and/ or trade journals as appropriate.

 

Above:

£100,000

Council Executive authority is required. Tenders are invited; and advertised through The Chest/ Contracts Finder and/ or trade journals as appropriate. Contractor selection can be from Constructionline pre approved contractors.

Above:

£164,176

(Goods and Services)

Above:

£4,104,394

(Works)

 

Council Executive authority and compliance with Public Procurement Regulations 2006 required. Tenders invited, advertised through The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), The Chest/ Contracts Finder and/ or trade journals as appropriate. 

 

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