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Commissioning and procurement

Middlesbrough Council spends in excess of £100 million per annum with external suppliers. This ranges from simple spends, such as on stationery, to complex procurement such as that involved in the construction of new buildings. Commissioning is the process followed by the council to ensure that the services purchased are high quality, offer value for money, and assist in meeting corporate objectives.

The council is accountable to the taxpayer for all its spending and has a duty to undertake formal procurement processes in line with both UK and European legislation.

This section has been developed to assist suppliers and members of the public to better understand the processes we follow, and provide greater detail about the council's spending.

Current contracts

Middlesbrough Council's contracts register provides details of our current contracts, including spend, start and end dates. The contract register offers transparency to the people of Middlesbrough, and to suppliers, who can see when new opportunities are likely to be advertised.

Advertising our contracts

Middlesbrough Council advertises formal tenders for contracts on the tender pipeline page and through the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) portal.

Useful links

Information about the council's previous procurement spend is available in the Open Data and Policies section, which holds records including details of invoices paid over £500, tendering information on contracts over £5,000, procurement card spend, and more. Please visit this section before contacting us about procurement records.

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