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Selling to the Council
Rochford District Council spends around £7 million each year on a wide range of products, services and work programmes. This represents some significant opportunities for a wide range of organisations across all sectors.
The Procurement Agency for Essex (PAE) has developed an online guide entitled 'Selling to the Essex Public Sector' for organisations that wish to sell to its members. This guide outlines the rules, regulations, policies and requirements of organisations that wish to sell to its members. As a PAE member, we recommend any organisation that wishes to sell to Rochford District Council to read this guide, in addition to the specific information provided on this website.
Useful information can be found on the Procurement Agency for Essex (PAE) website, found in related links at the bottom of the page.
Rochford District Council Policy and Procedures
Rochford District Council has an agreed Procurement Strategy for 2007-2010, and we are currently working on a new strategy to take us into the future. The aim of the Procurement Strategy is to obtain best value through planned and skilful procurement in respect of all goods, works and services sought by the Council.
The Council's Contract Procedure Rules govern the process for obtaining quotations and tenders and entering into contracts for work, goods and services.
Useful information can be found in the Rochford District Council Procurement Strategy and the Rochford Council Contract Procedure Rules 4.63, found in related documents at the bottom of the page.
e-Procurement – Trading Electronically
Rochford Council is part of the Essex Marketplace, an e(electronic)-procurement system. The Essex Marketplace system enables the Council to place orders with suppliers by email (preferably) or fax. This minimises paperwork and speeds up the process of placing orders and paying invoices. This reduces costs for both buyer and supplier, making trading simple and more cost effective. The Council also prefers to make payments to suppliers online by BACS.
If you would like to know more about trading online with Rochford Council, contact email@example.com
More information about IDeA marketplace can be found in related links at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to know more about BACS payments from Rochford Council, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council no longer operates an approved list of contractors for construction and associated works, and is now using Constructionline as our main means of choosing vetted contractors. However, we are still maintaining a list of contractors who have expressed an interest in working for the Council and will try to offer tendering opportunities to contractors on this list as priority, where possible.
The Council aims to encourage a thriving local economy. To ensure that small local contractors are not excluded from working with the Council, contractors who may not be registered with Constructionline will be able to qualify for tenders by providing the necessary evidence of financial background, Health and Safety policy/statement, public liability insurance etc. If you would like to express an interest in working with us, please see the information in related documents below for further information:
If you would like more information/ or to register with the Department of Trade and Industry owned Constructionline please visit the website, found in related links below:
About the Procurement Agency for Essex (PAE) Rochford Council is a member of the PAE. The PAE is the first example of a regional public sector procurement organisation working to exploit the full benefits of collective purchasing. The PAE aims to improve the performance and management of public sector procurement in the County of Essex through:
- Collaboration to contract jointly, share knowledge, skills and information.
- Reducing duplication of effort and overlap in procurement activities.
- Encouraging strategic and holistic management of public spending in Essex creating capacity to ensure that collaborative working and 'joined up government' becomes a reality.
Useful information can be found on the Procurement Agency for Essex (PAE) website, found in related links below
Current Contract Opportunities
To find out if there are any 'Expressions of Interest' available, please see the page in related links near the bottom of the page.
Future Contract Opportunities
If you would like to contact us about one of our future contract opportunities, please use the 'Contract enquiry' form in related links at the bottom of the page.
|Grounds maintenance||Environmental Services||01/04/2013|
|Printing & Distribution of Rochford District Matters||People & Policy||31/08/2013|
|Stray dog collection||Environmental Services||30/09/2013|
|Operation of a mobile catering concession||Environmental Services||01/08/2014|
|Recycling collection||Environmental Services||01/04/2015|
|Street cleansing||Environmental Services||01/04/2015|
|Recycling provisions - textiles||Environmental Services||30/04/2015|
|Upgrade of multifunctional devices||Information and Support Services||31/11/2015|
|Window and office cleaning||Legal services||31/03/2016|
|Building maintenance - small responsive works||Legal Services||31/03/2017|
|Air heating and cooling - council owned buildings||Legal Services||31/03/2017|
|Periodic electrical testing of external electrical equipment||Legal Services||01/04/2018|
|Leisure buildings management||Community Services||01/04/2022|
|Play spaces rolling programme||Legal Services||N/A|
Contracts let within the last six months
If you would like to contact us about one of our contract let in the last 6 months, please use the 'Contract enquiry' form in related links at the bottom of the page.
|Hockley, Rayleigh & Rochford area action plans||n/a|
|Operation of mobile catering concession||Hockley Woods|
|Periodic electrical testing of external electrical equipment||Various council owned sites|
|Window enhancements||Council offices|
|Upgrade of consumer units||Council owned buildings|
|Car park redesign and resurfacing||Hockley Woods car park|
|Upgrade of multi-surfacing||Various play spaces|
|Loft & cavity insulation||Council offices|
|Procurement services for the development of a grounds maintenance contract||n/a|