Selling to the Council

A guide for suppliers

Rules we must follow

There are rules the Council has to follow when procuring goods and services.

Procurement rules

The tendering process

Quotations can be used for simple purchases under £100,000 in value.

Tenders are used for more complex procurements or values over £100,000.

We usually use either an open or restricted procedure.

The tendering and quotation process

Standard documentation

The Council aims to have a standardised approach to its tender documentation.

Standard documentation

Register your business

If you're a supplier wanting to do business with South Tyneside Council, please register on the NEPO portal, ProContract.

Register your business

Procurement support for your business

The Council works with its partners in the public and private sector to match up the needs of its buying requirements to potential local suppliers.

Procurement support for your business

Purchase order (PO) and invoice process

South Tyneside Council has a 'No PO - No Pay' policy.

This means suppliers must quote a valid PO number on each invoice submitted to the Council for payment, otherwise the payment will be delayed.

Purchase order and invoice process