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Commissioning and procurement

Middlesbrough Council spends over £100 million per year with external suppliers. This ranges from simple purchases like stationery, to complex procurement, for example for the construction of new buildings. Commissioning is the process we follow to make sure the services we pay for are high quality, offer value for money, and help us to meet our corporate objectives.

We are accountable to the taxpayer for all of our spending, and we have a duty to follow formal procurement processes in line with both UK and European legislation.

In this section you can find out more about how to do business with the council, and the processes we follow. You can also find out more about how we spend money.

Current contracts

You can use the contracts register to find our current contracts, including the value of the contract, and start and end dates.

Advertising our contracts

We advertise tenders for our contracts through the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) portal.

Upcoming tenders

We expect the following tenders will be advertised within the next 6 months:

  • Towns Fund: park and play areas - June 2022
  • Aids to daily living - June 2022
  • Teesside Pension Fund administration - October 2022
  • Green waste composting service - January 2023
  • Waste processing - January 2023
  • DPS: transport to carry children to and from schools, special schools, and colleges, and adults to adult day centres and other sites - January 2023

Freedom of information

We make information about our spending available for anyone to see. If you're thinking of making a freedom of information request about our spending or contracts, the data may already be available, so please check online first.

Information about our spending is available in the open data section. Data includes: spending over £500, tenders and contracts worth over £5,000, and spending on procurement cards.

Information about social care contracts is available on the freedom of information data page. Data includes: home care, independent foster care, independent residential care for adults, and enablement and support services for adults.

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