The role of strategic procurement in Newport City Council is to promote best practice and provide a central contact for all issues related to procurement for both internal and external requirements.
The council collaborates with a number of other local authorities via the Greater Gwent Central Supplies organisation, the Welsh Purchasing Consortium, the Consortium of Local Authorities, the Welsh Procurement Initiative, and the Wales Local Government Procurement Support Unit to ensure best value provision.
Goods and services
Newport City Council purchases a wide range of goods and services ranging from general office and IT equipment, to building of new premises, maintenance services for premises, social care provisions and educational equipment and services.
Newport City Council’s Procurement Strategy (pdf) was approved by Cabinet February 2004 and establishes a framework to deliver procurement improvements.
Contact Standing Orders
Full details of the council’s procurement rules are provided in Contract Standing Orders (pdf), including when and how quotations and tenders are invited, the establishment of approved lists, tendering procedures and other relevant information.
Terms and conditions
View Newport City Council’s Conditions of Contract (pdf).
In the absence of any other specific contract, the council’s standard payment terms are 30 days net following receipt of a complete and accurate invoice.
The council prefers to make payment by BACS as this is more cost effective and secure.
BACS payment runs for supplier invoices are processed twice a week to encourage the use of this facility.
Current Tender Opportunities
The Sell2Wales website is used by many public sector organisations throughout Wales.
Register online to receive automatic notification of any tender opportunities which meet your specified services.
The site allows you to log company information which may be useful for public sector buyers in selecting tenderers for specific opportunities.
Tenders registered on this site include OJEU and non-OJEU opportunities.
See the Vendor Managed Service page for information and contact details for NCT Resourcing.
Read the frequently asked questions for further information.
Strategic Procurement UnitFinance
Newport City Council
Telephone: (01633) 656656
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