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

9. Useful contacts

Here are some useful contacts if you need any further information:

Corporate Procurement Unit

We support West Dunbartonshire Council in managing all of its third party spend.
You can engage further with the Corporate Procurement Unit regarding opportunities to sell your products, works or services to the Council.  

Telephone: 01389 737833
Email: procurement@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Supplier Journey

The Supplier Journey provides guidance on how to bid for public sector contracts. Further information can be accessed at: https://www.supplierjourney.scot/

Business Support

The Council has a dedicated business support team which provides grant and
loan support to local businesses to support their growth and the creation of local

Further information on the grants and support available can be accessed at
on the Grant and Loan page.

Telephone: 0141 530 2408
Email: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Business Gateway

Business Gateway provides West Dunbartonshire businesses with a wide range
of practical advice and support on how to start up and develop a business.

It offers free workshops and events tackling various topics including e-commerce.

Telephone: 0141 319 4671
Email: westdunbartonshire@bgateway.com

Supplier Development Programme

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is a partnership of Local Authorities,
Scottish Government and other public bodies that works together to bring FREE
support in all aspects of tendering to Scottish-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

SDP helps SMEs win work and grow their business by offering expert
training and support. You can engage with SDP by registering and logging in,
where you can learn more about booking training and events, and access additional resources.

Telephone: 01698 453734
Email: info@sdpscotland@co.uk

Scotland Excel

Scotland Excel is a national organisation that negotiates contracts for a wide
range of supplies, services and works on behalf of Scottish local authorities.

Further information can be accessed at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government provides a wide range of information on public
procurement. This includes information about e-tendering and the ‘Single Point
of Enquiry’, set up to provide suppliers to public sector or publicly funded bodies
with an impartial point of contact where they can ask for advice or raise concerns
about public procurement practices in Scotland.

Further information can be accessed at: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement