Doing business with us
At Nottinghamshire County Council we spend approximately £600 million each year with 7,500 suppliers and contractors who trade with us. As the demand for good quality services increases so does the competition.
We consider ourselves to be transparent and fair when conducting business with suppliers and contractors. We aim to give all interested parties an opportunity to tender on equal terms and aim to encourage a diverse range of companies to do business with us.
These are the types of contractors and suppliers that we do business with:
- international and UK companies
- SMEs (small and medium enterprises) - businesses employing 250 people or less
- social enterprises
- voluntary and community organisations
- we work with a number of local businesses to set up employment opportunities for people with disabilities [PDF]
What we purchase
These are the types of goods, works and services that we purchase (this list is not exhaustive):
- computer hardware and software
- mobile phones
- property maintenance
- construction contracts
- social care
- agency staff
We've put together some useful information for contractors and suppliers to explain our procurement process.