Working with Crawley Borough Council

Working with Crawley Borough Council

About Crawley

Crawley Borough Council is an ambitious local authority based at the heart of one of the most dynamic regions in the country.

Our mission is "to be a high performing council creating a successful future for Crawley". We have highlighted the importance as a council of valuing diversity, inclusion and equality with a focus on ensuring we provide good quality, value for money and efficient services. This is equally relevant to our partners and contractors.

Crawley Borough Council has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

About us

In April 2010, Crawley, Mid Sussex and Horsham combined their Procurement resources into one professional team to form a Shared Service. The Joint Procurement team has an established track record of providing professional advice and delivering financial savings. Being continually involved in a wide spectrum of projects throughout the 3 authorities gives an excellent overall knowledge into Council Procurement activities, often revealing cost savings and Joint Procurement opportunities. With a combined wealth of Procurement knowledge our team are here to support and guide you through the Procurement processes.

Working with you

We want to ensure our procurement process is fair, open and transparent to all our suppliers, from the smallest, local independent traders to the largest international organisations. We try always to secure the best value from our contracts while supporting quality and innovation in the way we do things. Our aim is have a procurement process which is simple and effective, using clear, comprehensive documents, to make it easier for suppliers to bid for business.

Reducing the cost of doing business with us

By registering on this portal you will be able to access all our tender opportunities. The portal is easy to use, efficient and secure, and saves you time and administration costs. We continually review all our processes to ensure they are efficient, and we welcome your feedback as part of the tender process.

Providing better access to opportunities

We aim to open up our opportunities to the widest range of suppliers we can. There are a number of ways you can find out what is available, although we suggest you save the link to this portal as one of your Favourites.

Improving our communication

We often run specific market events relating to upcoming tenders; these are great for keeping you informed as well as giving you an opportunity to give your views and shape the tender. We also attend 'meet the buyer' events in the local area which aim to engage local businesses and help break down barriers in accessing local authority contracts. Details of upcoming tenders and events can be found by visiting the Crawley Borough Council procurement web page.

Working for the community

Getting the best value for our residents is important to us, and it's not just about saving money.

We are committed to sustainable procurement and all council contracts consider the impact on the economy, society and environment.

You can find out more about tenders and procurement on the Crawley Borough Council procurement web page.

So, why not register on this portal to be part of our network.