To ensure that our procurement activity is open and transparent we are publishing a series of datasets.

These datasets will include information on every Invitation to Tender (ITT) for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000, and the procurement forward plan which details upcoming contracts over £50,000 in value.


The ITT dataset will be produced quarterly, but we aim to provide real time data in the future.  This information will currently be made available by the end of the first month of each quarter:

  • April to June
  • July to September
  • October to December
  • January to March

The procurement forward plan will be produced six-monthly and will be made available by the end of the October and April of each year:

  • April to September
  • October to March

For more information visit the council's e-tendering system, The Chest

Regulation 113(7) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 require that the Council publish information each year for its compliance with obligations to pay suppliers within 30 days of invoice.

For 2017/18 the Council’s performance against the requirements is:

(a) the proportion of invoices that were paid in accordance with those obligations, expressed as a percentage of the total number of invoices that were, or should have been, paid in
accordance with those obligations; 98.632%

(b) the total amount of any liability (whether statutory or otherwise) to pay interest which accrued by virtue of circumstances amounting to a breach of those obligations; £112,613.84


(c) the total amount of interest actually paid in discharge of any such liability (including any which had accrued before the beginning of the period to which the statistics relate). £0