Tenders and contracts

Procurement and contract management strategy

Cotswold District Council and all the GO Shared Services Partners have approved a collaborative framework approach to procurement. Our objective is to improve the way the Council and our partners procure services, goods and works and manage contracts to deliver improved quality services and make sure our spending is value for money. Please see:

The Council's common approach includes the procurement strategy, contract rules, standardised processes, policies and template documents to achieve effective procurement across all partners by focusing on activities which lead to financial savings and improved practices to meet our 20/20 Joint Working Vision as well as the following strategies and regulations:

For further information please: email the Procurement team

Contract opportunities

For details of current opportunities to tender or quote for work, please see the:

Tendering or quoting for work

We have set procedures depending on the value of the contract. These are summarised below:

Estimated total contract valueContract letting requirement and forms of contract
Up to £10,000 Purchases are made on the basis of value for money. Contracts are by purchase order, with standard terms and conditions.
From £10,001 to £50,000 Contract opportunities are advertised on this website and/or other public advertisement as appropriate. At least 3 written quotations will be required and a formal written contract approved by our Legal Advisor used.
From £50,001 to EU Threshold Contract opportunities are advertised on this website and/or other public advertisement as appropriate. A minimum of 3 competitive tenders will be required and a formal written contract approved by our Legal Advisor used.
EU Threshold and above Contract opportunities are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The EU Threshold is set every 2 years and is the amount at which European Union rules apply.

Existing contracts

We work closely with our colleagues at West Oxfordshire District Council. Every quarter we publish details of existing contracts across both councils - please see the register below:

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX