Wealden District Council
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Procurement Selling to Wealden District Council

Selling to Wealden

Have you ever thought about selling your product to Wealden District Council?  We are one of the biggest businesses in East Sussex.  A business that spends around £30m every year on buying works, goods or services from external organisations.  A business that actively wants to buy from local firms and currently spends in excess of £4.5m with East Sussex Businesses.  We buy a large range of services and products and our supply chain is made up of approximately 70% SMEs.

Further information can be found in our Corporate Procurement Strategy.

For information on what we expect from our suppliers and our commitment to our suppliers please see our Supplier Charter.

Wealden District Council’s Contract Procedure Rules require tenders and quotes to be sought as follows:

  • Purchases up to £5,000 – officers choose suppliers and negotiate prices, seeking to use contract arrangements where exist, must obtain a minimum of one written quote;
  • For purchases between £5,000 and under £50,000 – written quotations are invited from at least three suitable companies;
  • For purchases over £50,000 – an open tender procedure is used. Opportunities are advertised on both Contracts Finder and the South East Shared Services Portal.
  • Contracts where the value exceeds the threshold laid down by the UK Cabinet Office for goods, services and works must be advertised on Find a Tender. From the 1st of January 2024 new thresholds apply and are set out below. 

Please note that these thresholds are inclusive of VAT

  • Goods: £214,904
  • Services: £214,904
  • Works/Concessions: £5,372,609
  • Light Touch: £663,540

If the standard VAT of 20% applies then the thresholds before VAT are as follows:

  • Goods: £179,086
  • Services: £179,086
  • Works/Concessions: £4,477,174
  • Light Touch: £530,832

Further information on the tendering process for Wealden District Council can be found in our Contract Procedure Rules. and our Purchase Order Terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services.

Our Selling to Wealden Guide which incorporates information on procurement procedures, selections criteria and tendering for contracts, is currently being updated and will be available here for downloading soon.

The Strategy and Contract Procedure rules are currently being reviewed in line with forthcoming legislation and the continued development of the East Sussex Procurement Hub of which Wealden is a founder member.

East Sussex Procurement Hub

Details on the Hub including all current and future opportunities to supply the Councils, current contracts, plus other information and useful tools for both Suppliers and Buyers.