These pages are intended for those who wish to find out more about selling to us.
What is Procurement?
As a public body, we follow current legislation and regulations in the way that we conduct the public procurement process. The purpose is to ensure fairness, openness and transparency in the way we do business with our suppliers to ensure:-
- proper use of public money.
- meet a statutory duty to achieve best value through the procurement process.
- compliance with European Union (EU) Legislation
- equality of treatment through the procurement process for all suppliers.
- compliance with our Financial Regulations
Changes to Public Procurement Rules
From 18 April 2016 a number of changes to public procurement rules took effect. This includes the creation of a European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) which replaces the standard pre-qualification questionnaire (sPQQ). The aim is to make it easier to bid for public contracts and streamline the tendering process.
What does this mean if you are bidding for a Moray Council tender? Contract opportunities over £50,000 in value will be advertised via the Public Contracts Scotland website. Tenders will be conducted electronically using the Public Contracts Scotland Tender portal (PCS-T). These tenders will all utilise the ESPD electronically and refer to minimum requirements within the contract notice. If you have previously completed a sPQQ and have stored your answers within the PCS-T portal many of your answers will transfer across to the equivalent ESPD questions.
More information and support can be found by following the links below: