Doing business with the council

Corporate Commissioning and Procurement Strategy

The Icon for pdf Corporate Commissioning and Procurement Strategy [1.44MB] sets out Gateshead's approach to using our resources within the borough in the most effective way to deliver the best outcomes to the people of Gateshead in order to achieve our strategic ambition as set out in Vision 2030 and the Council Plan.

How to do business with the council

Gateshead Council encourages competition and welcomes bids from new and established suppliers.

Contracts are awarded for their value for money and whilst the council cannot discriminate in favour of locality, we are committed to supporting and encouraging local firms to compete for contracts.

Guide for suppliers and contractors

We have produced a guide to assist suppliers and contractors who wish to supply the Council with goods, materials, services or works. It helps in the following ways:

  • It outlines the rules that the Council must follow;
  • It alerts companies to the opportunities to supply the Council;
  • It explains how to bid for Council work;
  • It advises the appropriate contacts within the Council for categories of spend.

It also supplements the Council's standard procedures and ensures we obtain value for money.

Icon for pdf How to do business with the Council - a guide for suppliers, contractors and providers [103.88KB]

What are the benefits of working with the Council?

We are:

  • Fair;
  • Non-discriminatory;
  • Professional;
  • A long established organisation;
  • Prompt to pay.

If any company is interested in pursuing business opportunities with the Council, they should respond as requested to an advertisement or contact the officer responsible for that area of business.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Pledge

Gateshead Council have developed a Corporate Social Responsibility Pledge based on the 5 Council Pledges:

  • Put people and families at the heart of everything we do
  • Tackle inequality so people have a fair chance
  • Support our communities to support themselves and each other
  • Invest in our economy to provide sustainable opportunities for employment, innovation and growth across the borough
  • Work together and fight for a better future for Gateshead Council.

The Corporate Social Responsibility Pledge sets out how our supply chain can help us to deliver the best outcomes for people of Gateshead.  It contains a number of statements that would enable delivery of the 5 pledges and asks suppliers to sign up to the individual statements on behalf of their organisation, and also to indicate where they believe their own supply chains currently are by completing a simple questionnaire.

Icon for pdf Download the full Corporate Social Responsibility Pledge [143.95KB]

Transparency Agenda

Details of previous invitations to tender are included in the documents below.

PeriodExcel
January to March 2018Icon for excel Download [41.5KB]
October to December 2017Icon for excel Download [45.5KB]
July to September 2017Icon for excel Download [46.5KB]
April to June 2017Icon for excel Download [37.5KB]
January to March 2017Icon for excel Download [52KB]
October to December 2016Icon for excel Download [46KB]
July to September 2016Icon for excel Download [40KB]
April to June 2016Icon for excel Download [38.5KB]
January to March 2016Icon for excel Download [45.5KB]
October to December 2015Icon for excel Download [48.5KB]
July to September 2015Icon for excel Download [19.38KB]
December 2014 to June 2015Icon for excel Download [43.95KB]


Contracts, commissioned activity, purchase orders, framework agreements and any other legally enforceable agreements can be accessed here.

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