Tenders and contracts
We spend approximately £350 million per year on goods and services.
All of our business is procured through a competitive process whether it is comparing quotes for low value work to a formal tender process for high risk/high value contracts.
We understand that some suppliers, especially small business, may not know where to start to sell their goods/services to the council. We hope that these web pages will provide you with lots of useful information and help to explain the process.
We have a procurement jargon buster that will provide definitions of the frequently used procurement terms.
We also have answers to frequently asked questions.
Advertisement for Lambeth contracts are listed on our current contract opportunities page.
Supply chain opportunities and a Nine Elms update - event
Free public procurement course for businesses
The government has launched an online public procurement course "Winning the Contract". This is a free resource to help businesses learn about public procurement and how to bid for public sector contracts.
The council has an approved supplier list which is managed on our behalf by Exor Management Services Ltd, an independent accreditation body for suppliers and contractors to the Public Sector.
eProcurement is the term used to describe electronic methods of conducting business transactions.
Guidance and tips on how to help us pay your invoice on time.
We consider the environmental, social and economic impact of all our purchasing activity. Find out what progress we are making in sustainable procurement.
Our contract opportunities are advertised here on our website, in local or national press, trade journals or the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
Your guide to the Lambeth pre-qualification process and how to complete the business questionnaire.
Information about the goods and services and works we frequently purchase.
Investors in People (IiP) is a national quality standard which sets best practice for improving an organisation’s performance through its people. Lambeth achieved corporate IiP recognition in December 2004. Few other councils have achieved corporate recognition.