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Freedom of information request response - 05323

FOI request

FOI ID number
05323
Regarding
Contracts Finder
Request
  1. What number, and value, of procurement contracts and/or tenders with a value of over £10,000 have been issued by the council, but not listed on the Contracts Finder website, in a) current financial year b) each financial year since 2015/16?
  2. What, if any, standing orders does the council have in relation to when a procurement contract and/or tender must be published on the Contracts Finder website, including any specified minimum contract value, setting out the method by which the contract is issued i.e. single quotation, three quotations or tender.
  3.  Any internal guidelines, documents or policies relating to when procurement contracts and/or tenders should or should not be published on the Contracts Finder website.

Our response

Response

Year – 2018-2019 (so far in current financial year)

All procurement contracts/tenders with a value of over £10,000 issued by Eden District Council in the current financial year have been listed on the Contracts Finder website.

Year – 2017-2018

3 procurement contracts/tenders with a value of over £10,000 issued by Eden District Council in the 2017-2018 financial year were not listed on the Contracts Finder website. Total value: £195,779.47

Year – 2016-2017

1 procurement contract/tender with a value of over £10,000 issued by Eden District Council in the 2016-2017 financial year was not listed on the Contracts Finder website. Total value: £130,974.38

Year – 2015-2016

4 procurement contracts/tenders with a value of over £10,000 issued by Eden District Council in the 2015-2016 financial year were not listed on the Contracts Finder website. Total value: £174,521.09

Eden District Council have recently updated the Standing Operation Procedures with regard to procurement contracts and tender processes. With regard to your request the current procedures are as follows:

  • Any tenders with a value over £25,000 that are advertised must be published on the Contracts Finder.
  • Internal guidelines relating to when procurement contracts should be listed on Contracts Finder are as above.
  • The number of quotes/bids required in the process of awarding a contract is as follows:

           £0 - <£5,000 1 x written quotation>

           £5,000 - <£10,000 2 written quotations>

           £10,000 - <£25,000 3 written quotations>

           £25,000 - <£60,000 4 written quotations>

           £60,000 – EU Threshold 4 tenders

           >EU Threshold EU compliant tenders

 

Response date
02 August 2018