FAQs

Can I get feedback?

If your tender is unsuccessful you should ask for feedback from the procurement team in writing. Within the limits of confidentiality, we can provide you with feedback on which aspects of your bid were strongest and which were weakest, along with advice on improving and developing for the future.

Being unsuccessful in one contract does not mean you will be unsuccessful in future. You should use the feedback to help you improve for upcoming opportunities.

How are contracts monitored?

Suppliers and contractors working for the College are regularly monitored to assess their compliance with predefined performance criteria. The contract conditions are strictly applied, and explanations sought if a contractor fails to perform to the levels required.

Is Gloucestershire College using e-Procurement?

Gloucestershire College is committed to developing e-procurement as a major tool in delivering its procurement strategy. From tendering for contracts to placing orders, the application of e-procurement can achieve efficiency savings for both the College and their suppliers.

Paper transactions will, in time, be replaced by e-procurement, providing a streamlined process and reduced transaction cost.

We are actively developing e-procurement through the use of VISA government procurement cards (GPC) which are used like traditional credit cards to purchase ad-hoc supplies.

Where can I get further information?

If you are seeking information regarding a specific contract please use the contact details provided in the advert or contract notice and tendering details.

General information on the tendering process and procurement at Gloucestershire College can be obtained from the Finance Office Manager, Gloucestershire College, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 7SJ, or by emailing the Procurement team.

Should you have any comments or feedback on this guide we would be happy to hear from you, as we are always looking to develop the advice, guidance and support we offer to potential contractors. Please contact us by emailing the Procurement team.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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