Rules and Regulations

As a public body, there are regulations which we have to follow when procuring supplies, works and services. You need to understand these rules and regulations in order to be a supplier.

The following table summarises the rules that must be followed, depending on the value of the purchase.

Value of Supply

Process

Advertising

£5,000 - £30,000

A minimum of three quotations/tenders will be invited

Advertised on the procurement page of our website and/or the In-Tend system

£30,000 to £144,000

A minimum of four tenders will usually be invited

Adverts are discretionary and may be placed in the most appropriate media, which may include local and national newspapers and relevant trade journals. They can also be seen on the procurement page of our website and the In-Tend system

Above £144,000

Part A Services

EU Procurement Directives apply

Adverts will be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union, and any other appropriate media to ensure competition and sufficient coverage, including the procurement page of our website and the In-Tend system

Above £144,000

Part B Services

EU Procurement Directives apply

Adverts will be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union, and any other appropriate media to ensure competition and sufficient coverage, including the procurement page of our website and the In-Tend system

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and we take this into account when evaluating tenders. Your approach to equality in your employment practices and service delivery will be monitored during the life of each contract.

Health and Safety

We take health and safety seriously for the benefit of all our students, staff and visitors. We will assess and monitor contractors’ service provision to ensure it meets our guidelines.

Providers in the construction industry or other building trades must comply with the Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) or its equivalent. You can find more information on the CHAS website at www.chas.gov.uk. You can also email our Health and Safety department.

Insurance

Insurance requirements are normally stated in the PQQ/tender documents. As a minimum most contracts require the contractor to be covered by an Employer’s and Public Liabilities Insurance to the value of £5,000,000.

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