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Supplying the Council

We purchases a range of goods and services to support our operations and to deliver high-quality services to local residents, businesses and visitors.

Our procurement processes are governed by the Procurement Strategy and include:

  • definition of initial need
  • tendering
  • delivery
  • invoicing
  • payment
  • contract management. 

Tender opportunities

To find our latest tender opportunities go to:

To find tender opportunities for Colchester Council and other public sector bodies go to:

​Where applicable tender opportunities can also be found in OJEU notices on a number of websites.

Procurement Alliance for Essex (PAE)

The Procurement Alliance for Essex (PAE) works to promote and facilitate collaborative procurement across Essex.

Winning the Contract e-Course

Winning the Contract e-course is a free, nationally available online training resource for all businesses. It provides an introduction to the public sector, explains the procurement process and offers practical advice to help businesses identify new business opportunities.

Please note that this e-course is externally provided and may not be up to date with current procurement regulation.