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Nottinghamshire County Council - Proud of our past, ambitious for our future

Doing business with us

Are you thinking about doing business with Nottinghamshire County Council?

At Nottinghamshire County Council we spend approximately £200 million per annum with 18,000 suppliers and contractors who trade with us, and 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:

What we purchase

These are the types of goods, works and services that we purchase (this list is not exhaustive):


  • Beverages

  • Computer hardware and software

  • Mobile phones

  • Vehicles

  • Clothing.


  • Property maintenance

  • Construction contracts

  • Highways contracts

  • Engineering.


  • Social care

  • Agency staff

  • Advertising

  • Insurance

  • Utilities.

Procurement process

We've put together some useful information for contractors and suppliers to explain our procurement process.

Download a copy of our document:


Our contracts range from long-term, short-term to one-off.

If you are a supplier and would like to view a list of our low level and larger contracts, visit our electronic contract noticeboard, Source Nottinghamshire, at: www.sourcenottinghamshire.co.uk. Or if you would like to either express interest in tendering for contracts or submit tenders, visit www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html

For useful information about:

  • Where we advertise our contracts

  • What we consider when selecting a contract

  • How we assess your suitability to undertake business with us

  • How we manage and monitor a contract

see our Explaining our procurement process page.

View contracts online

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Visit our electronic noticeboard, Source Nottinghamshire at: www.sourcenottinghamshire.co.uk to view both our low-level and larger contracts and visit www.eastmidstenders.org to either express interest in tendering for contracts or submit tenders..

Nottinghamshire Growth Plan

The Nottinghamshire Growth Plan aims to deliver sustained improvements to the County's economy and a new sense of confidence amongst our business community and wider partnerships.

Event: Helping businesses win public sector contracts

Ashfield and Mansfield business can learn about how to  win contracts from the public sector at a ‘Meet the Buyer – Public Sector Procurement’ event on Monday 8 June.

The event has been organised through the Invest Ashfield and Mansfield team and takes place from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the Kings Mill Conference Centre.

Working in partnership with the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council, Ashfield and Mansfield district councils, Nottinghamshire Police and the East Midlands Chamber, the event will highlight how you can make your business ready to apply and win contracts from the public sector.

Millions of pounds are available on contracts covering a vast array of goods and services that include IT, facilities, estates, housing, agency working, catering and care services and all are attainable if you know where to look and how to apply.

For further information and to register your attendance at the event please visit Invest Ashfield Mansfield

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