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Doing business with the council

How to find out about business opportunities and selling products or services to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Also, information on the councils approved lists.

How do I find out about business opportunities with the council?

The majority of the council's business opportunities are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

Contracts with a value above the European threshold (currently £181,302 for goods or services and £4,551,413 for works) are also advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU):

Official Journal of the European Union (external website)

You can read more about how to do business with East Riding of Yorkshire Council by reading the supplier's guide, which details how we make organisations aware of current or upcoming tender opportunities, how to bid and what information will be required, in addition to the legislation and regulations that we have to adhere to, to ensure that any tendering process is undertaken transparently and fairly:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Supplier's Guide (pdf 259kb)

Does the council have a procurement strategy?

The council recognises the importance of good commissioning and procurement in delivering the corporate priorities.

The procurement strategy sets out the overarching strategic aims for procurement activity and acts as an umbrella strategy for three primary procurement categories - goods and services, construction and housing, health and care). It is available from the all plans, policies and strategies page.

How do I go about selling my products or services to the council?

The majority of the council's business opportunities are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) website can also provide useful information on selling products or services to East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) (external website)

Does the council have approved lists?

The council maintains a small number of approved lists where low-value transactions of a similar type regularly occur, but where they need to be priced individually.  These lists may also be known as ‘preferred supplier lists’, ‘standing lists’ or ‘select lists’.  They are being phased out in favour of framework agreements.

The majority of the council's business opportunities (including frameworks) are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

Does the council have a contract for what I provide?

The majority of the council's business opportunities (including frameworks) are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

I want to bid for a school transport contract. How do I do this?

Taxi Contracts

The Council operates a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of taxi contracts. Private Hire Operators and hackney carriage drivers can apply to go on the DPS through the YORtender website:

YORtender (external website)

You should also consider our Terms and Conditions, Service Specification and Safeguarding Procedure when submitting quotations. You should refer to:

Transportation Services – General Terms and Conditions of Contract for the Provision of Passenger Transport Services to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council using Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Services - 1 September 2019 (pdf 435kb)

Transportation Services – Service Specification for the Provision of Passenger Transport Services to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council using Hackney/Private Hire Services - 1 September 2019 (pdf 3mb)

Transportation Services – Safeguarding Guidance and Procedures February 2018 (pdf 725kb)

Bus Contracts

The Council operates a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of bus contracts. Bus operators can apply to go on the DPS through the YORtender website:

YORtender (external website) 

You should also consider our Terms and Conditions, Service Specification and Safeguarding Procedure when submitting quotations. You should refer to:

Transportation Services – General Terms and Conditions of Contract for the Provision of Passenger Transport Services to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council using Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) and Community Transport Vehicles 9th April 2018 (pdf 516kb)

Transportation Services – Service Specification for the Provision of Passenger Transport Services to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council using Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) and Community Transport Vehicles 9th April 2018 (pdf 3.6mb)

Transportation Services – Safeguarding Guidance and Procedures February 2018 (pdf 725kb)

If your query is regarding payment for passenger services contracts or regarding the routes allocated for home-to-school transport please email transport.requests@eastriding.gov.uk

How can I subcontract for the council's employment education and skills team?

From time to time the council's employment education and skills team sub-contracts some of its Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Adult Skills. The following pricing schedule and charges document outlines the terms and conditions of any sub-contracting arrangement.

Supply Chain Fees and Charges 2017-18 with Actual Costs (pdf 150kb)

Supply Chain Fees and Charges 2018-19 (pdf 143kb)

How to apply

Opportunities will be advertised on YORTender:

YORTender (external website)

Who to contact

All relevant contact information will be advertised on YORTender:

YORTender (external website)

Does the council have standard terms and conditions for Purchase Orders?

Unless otherwise stated the council's Standard Terms and Conditions (Quotations and Purchase Orders up to £75k) will apply to the council's Purchase Orders.

Standard Terms and Conditions (Quotations and Purchase Orders up to £75k) (word 39kb)