1. Introduction
  2. How does the Council procure?
  3. How can my business be informed of contract opportunities?
  4. What are our current and forthcoming procurements?
  5. Preparing a Quote / Tender Response
  6. Decision and award
  7. Feedback
  8. How can I find out more about the Council’s procurement processes and requirements?
  9. Useful contacts

2. How does the Council procure?

There are a number of procurement routes available to the Council:

Value Procedure.

Procurement Guidance
Value Procedure
Up to £1,999.99 (exc. VAT) Buyers have to ensure best value and this may involve inviting suppliers to quote.
Up to £2,000 to £9,999.99 Buyers seek a minimum of 3 written quotes (if available) and can use the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) portal, the national advertising website for public sector procurement in Scotland, to search for suppliers.
£10,000 to £49,999.99 (goods and services) and from £10,000 to £499,999.99 (works) Buyers use the PCS Quick Quote portal to search for registered suppliers who can meet their requirements and will send an invitation to quote to up to five suppliers including two West Dunbartonshire based suppliers where available.
From £50,000 (goods and services) and from £500,000 (works) The Council applies the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2016 or the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2015. All procurements, except for social care and other specific services under £663,540 will be advertised on PCS.
Framework Agreements Dynamic Purchasing Systems The Council also utilises Framework Agreements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems, including those awarded by Scotland Excel, Scottish Procurement and Property Directorate, Crown Commercial Services and Scottish Procurement Alliance