A Cooperative Approach
Chorley Borough Council spends approximately £8.9m on annual revenue costs with the private sector and several more million pounds on capital schemes each year; the four-year capital programme for 2019-20 to 2022-23 totals £22 million. These spending plans provide organisations of all sizes with a range of commercial opportunities.
We believe institutions need to use public procurement as a tool to deliver wider economic, social and environmental benefits and are working collaboratively with South Ribble Borough Council under our Shared Services arrangements and also with a wider group of Preston and Lancashire practitioners to share best practice and develop change.
The Preston and Lancashire Practitioners group includes representatives from local government, education, housing, police as well as business support organisations, who share a collective vision to deliver more for our place and our communities.
Going forward, we want to increase communication and awareness between buyers and suppliers, to improve suppliers’ capacity to bid for tenders, to understand better how we can integrate social value in tenders and how we can monitor the impact of public procurement and the delivery of contracts.
How to do business with Chorley Borough Council
We have produced a guide for contractors and suppliers which explains how we carry out our procurement activities, including the rules and regulations we must comply with and how you can apply for council contracts.
A Guide for Contractors and Suppliers
Chorley Borough Council uses the North West Regional e-procurement Portal “The Chest”.
The Chest has been developed for use by councils across the North West and brings together buyers and suppliers on to a single regional website, making it easier for businesses to find out about new procurement opportunities and to grow and develop to the benefit of the local economy.
The Chest allows tenders and quotations to be received and submitted electronically and for suppliers to receive e-alerts for new procurement opportunities they may be interested in.
Supplier registration and use of the system is free of charge.
Register now as a supplier on The Chest to:
• view opportunities for both Chorley Borough Council and other North West authorities
• access and participate in tendering or quotation exercises free of charge
• receive email updates on opportunities that match your profile
You can also find our advertised procurement opportunities above £25,000 on Contracts Finder, which can be accessed by clicking here.
For more information check out our Procurement Strategy which describes our vision and priorities, central to our procurement processes.
You can also view our Sustainable Procurement policy
If you have any questions, contact: email@example.com
What are we buying
Chorley Borough Council buys a range of different types of works, goods and services, varying in type and cost.
If you are interested in doing business with us, the list below highlights some of the main sectors we are currently buying from:
• Works and construction including repairs and maintenance services
• Grounds Maintenance and Parks
• Waste and Environmental Services
• Arts & Leisure Services
Please note this is not an exhaustive list, for more details about what we are buying, please refer to our Contracts Transparency Register (Details below). This is published on a quarterly basis.
You can check all our current contract opportunities through The Chest
Tips to view what we are currently buying:
• In the portal’s dropdown list: select 'The Chest'
• In the organisation’s dropdown list: select 'Chorley Borough Council' and update your search.
In addition to this, our Contracts Transparency Register (Details below) lists all current contracts as specified by the Local Government Transparency Code which focuses on making local councils more transparent.
Looking for other business opportunities?
Check out what other institutions in Preston and Lancashire are currently buying:
• Blackpool Council
• Lancashire Constabulary
• Lancaster City Council
• Preston City Council
• South Ribble Borough Council
Looking for business support?
Check out our website for business support and advice:
Business advice and support
Contracts Transparency Register
The council will publish a transparency register here on a quarterly basis in line with the Local Government Transparency Code. Follow the links below for the time period you wish to view.
We will also publish on a quarterly basis information on Invitations to Tender. Archives from previous quarters are available by following the links to the relevant dates below: