Doing business with us
Brentwood Borough Council spends thousands of pounds each year on a wide range of products, services and works programmes.
As a public organisation, the Council has procurement procedures that follow European Union and UK government procurement rules, which encourage free and fair competition and transparency. The Council will base procurement of its requirements on the principles of best value to ensure it achieves efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.
Council standing orders and financial regulations
Further details of the Council's rules for making purchases can be seen in its Standing Orders for Contracts, Part 4.6 of its Constitution.
For further details of the Council's rules, and our full terms and conditions please see the Tender Process page.
The Council's standard payment terms are 30 days from receipt of invoice. This in accordance with the Government's Prompt Payment Code. Under this code, all suppliers and contractors working for the Council are expected to pay their suppliers and sub-contractors promptly. For details please go to the Prompt payment code website.
Procurement code of conduct
All public sector employees must abide by a Procurement Code of Conduct. Employees must declare their interests in existing or potential suppliers, and say if the connection is a private, social, domestic or professional one. This also applies to Members of the Council who are governed by their own strict code of conduct. Brentwood Borough Council's Code of Ethics is contained within its Standing Orders for Contracts, Part 4.6 of its Constitution.
As with all public sector procurement, value for money is at the core of Brentwood Borough Council's procurement decisions. Over the last few years there has been a national shift in how value for money should be calculated, In 2012 the Public Service (Social Value) Act was passed into law. This means that in all its procurements, the Council must consider how it can help improve the social, environmental and economic well-being if its local area. Brentwood Borough Council has formulated its own Social Value Policy in response to this legislation. View our Social Value Policy pdf.
All suppliers who sell goods, works or services to the Council must abide by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (further information available in this section) and take appropriate action to reduce the risk of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour in their supply chains.
Suppliers who need advice or information about modern slavery, or who wish to report any suspected instances, can call the Government’s Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700, or go to the Modern Slavery website
If your company has been awarded work with the Council it may be necessary to complete an online new supplier form in order for us to send Purchase Orders and/or pay invoices.
A link to this online form will be sent to you from your contact at the Council where necessary, and will ask you to confirm details regarding your company, such as registered office, VAT registration number etc.
For all other enquiries please email: email@example.com
For more information about procurement throughout Essex, visit Procurement for Essex website.