Lambeth is a cooperative council. This means we will work with residents and local businesses to achieve better outcomes for local people. As we face increasing pressure on services and on our financial resources, it is essential that we ensure that we achieve the maximum possible value from the £582 million per year we spend on products, services and works.
We will use our procurement process to identify delivery partners who can help us:
- Manage demand by helping us build a stronger, more resilient population
- Work more collaboratively with citizens
- Achieve maximum value by looking for opportunities to contribute to our community outcomes, for example through the way that they work with citizens and their own supply chains
- Find innovative ways of achieving our outcomes while reducing cost
The London Borough of Lambeth is an accredited Living Wage employer. We also encourage our contractors to pay the Living Wage.
See more information on the Living Wage.
We expect competition - from comparing quotes for low value purchases to formal tenders for contracts over £100,000 or high risk.
Sections in this guide (click title to view)
- 1. Three-year procurement plan
- 2. Current contracts for tender for Lambeth Council
- 3. Other supplier opportunities
- 4. Tender process
1. Three-year procurement plan
Our three-year procurement plan covers planned buying activity for the next three years. The plan is organised by cluster. Most of these projects will be advertised and tendered as scheduled, but the list is subject to change.
2. Current contracts for tender for Lambeth Council
Lambeth supports and encourages local businesses, Small and Medium Enterprises, community organisations and charities to participate in the competitive tendering and quotation processes.
All Lambeth contract opportunities are now published on the Contracts Finder website.
3. Other supplier opportunities
EU Supply is Lambeth’s e procurement service provider. All suppliers who have been invited to tender for contracts valued at £100,000 and greater will need to register for free on the EU Supply portal at the link above. Once you have registered on EU Supply you can receive alerts from the site that notify you of every tender opportunity we create.
CompeteFor is a free service that enables London businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations. Any business can register on CompeteFor. It's easy, free of charge, and your business only needs to register once to access thousands of opportunities.
Contracts Finder lets you search for information about government contracts worth over £10,000. Find current contract opportunities, what’s coming up in the future and details of previous tenders and contracts.
CarePlace is London's centralised source for care and community services and information, for both buyers and service providers. Service providers can register for free and create a service profile on the CarePlace directory to advertise their services. The directory contains thousands of service providers in London and gives direct access to buyers such as Lambeth and other public bodies.
Constructionline is a UK government owned certification service for construction and building-related contractors, consultants and materials and goods suppliers. They manage a subscription based approved construction and works supplier list on our behalf; works suppliers will need to pay an annual membership fee to join, depending on the size of their business. Contact the Constructionline Business Development Team on 07712 391082 or at email@example.com.
We work with a number of our neighbouring boroughs to ensure that our procurement processes are open and transparent. You may be interested to view current contract notices on the following links:
Business information and support
Suppliers can find information and business support from a number of London resources:
4. Tender process
Read more about the tendering process at gov.uk - tendering for public sector contracts
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