To ensure the council obtains value for money from our external supplier spend, we work closely with other contracting authorities through the WLGA National Procurement Network, and the National Procurement Service to ensure a collaborative approach to contracting, maximising our opportunities for efficiencies and best practice procurement.
We also ensure our procurement activity meets the Welsh Government policy requirements for ethical employment in supply chains and the delivery of social value for our communities.
The council’s standard payment terms are 30 days net following receipt of a complete and accurate invoice.
If you contract with the council and deal with personal information, you have to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) - failure to do this could result in large fines.
Read more on the Information Commissioner's site or contact the council’s procurement team.
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.
Suppliers who are interested in working with Newport City Council, and possibly the wider public sector in Wales are strongly encourage to register as a supplier on Sell2Wales.
We use Sell2Wales to advertise open procurement exercises, so by registering you will be notified of upcoming opportunities, and given instructions on how to tender for work.
We also currently use etenderwales to conduct fully electronic tenders, thus eliminating the need for paper based tenders to be issued and returned, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.
Again, you are strongly encouraged to register as a supplier on eTenderWales.
Read frequently asked questions for further information.
For general information relating to tendering and procurement for Newport City Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to answer any questions you have.
Keep an eye out on this page for future developments and more information as we look to provide more useful detail to help interested suppliers understand opportunities with the council and the wider Welsh public sector.