At what point are tenders required?

Under Devon County Council’s own code of business conduct the thresholds for tendering are as follows :- Above £1000 and up to £2500 two oral quotations. Above £2500 (£5000 for works) and up to £10000 three written quotations. Above £10000 … Continue reading

What is the OJEU?

The OJEU is the “Official Journal of the European Union”. If the value of a contract exceeds certain thresholds the council is legally required to advertise the requirement and tender opportunity within the OJEU.

Why is the tendering process so formal?

The process is run this way to ensure that openness, transparency, fairness and compliance to all appropriate directives and regulations is maintained throughout the whole procedure. It also helps to maintain consistency in the way that all suppliers are treated … Continue reading