Information WLBC – Constitution – Renewed Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 12.29 pm
“West Lancashire Borough Council spends approximately £21 million on supplies, services and capital projects each year, providing businesses with a wide range of commercial opportunities. The council’s priority is to secure the best value for money, and we are always happy to discuss our contracts and purchasing arrangements with potential suppliers in order to achieve this. NB This does NOT apply to the leased-off for £1 to Serco Beacon Park Golf Course.
“If you want to do business with the council, these pages will help you understand the purchasing process that we operate and where to get help. You can also get advice about what is expected from companies who wish to trade with the council.
“Although tenders follow a similar format, the requirements of each tender are different and so a basic outline is all that is practical. This information is based on this council’s practices, but the principles are the same throughout local authorities. The council purchases its goods and services to its published Terms and Conditions of Contract. Sometimes it may use industry standard models or it may negotiate its terms – this will be made known when we approach the market for specific goods or services.
Relationships with suppliers
“The Council encourages and supports closer working relationships with its supplier base, at all levels, to maximise the opportunities for both parties to realise the benefits of working together. Where appropriate it will develop partnership arrangements designed to achieve long term collaborative arrangements with suppliers where risks and reward are shared. NB This does NOT apply to the leased-off for £1 to Serco Beacon Park Golf Course.
“The Council has strict protocols which govern its relationship with suppliers. These ensure that all suppliers are dealt with on a fair, impartial and equitable basis. The acceptance of gifts or any form of inducement from suppliers is strictly prohibited”.