Cost of living support

Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Procurement Strategy

Procurement of goods and services from various suppliers is governed by our procurement strategy.


  • About our Procurement Strategy

The Council procures goods and services from various suppliers and this is governed by our procurement strategy.  There are three themes to the strategy:

  1. To adopt a more strategic Category Management approach  to procuring goods and services by supporting services during design of service chance and contract renewal.
  2. To streamline and automate the tender process to make it easier for all suppliers to complete for contracts and cheaper for the Council to procure goods and services.
  3. To Strengthen Supplier Management methods with strategic suppliers and strengthen contract management once contracts are in place.

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