East Renfrewshire Council

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Here you will find a range of information on working with East Renfrewshire Council.

As a registered partner of the Supplier Development Programme, East Renfrewshire Council are committed to providing support to the local business community in the tendering process, ultimately supporting the economic growth for the area.

East Renfrewshire Council’s Supplier Development Programme provides support to East Renfrewshire businesses in 3 main ways:

  • Raising awareness of the opportunities for SME’s from the public sector.
  • Increasing business readiness to tender.
  • Assisting SME’s in accessing tender opportunities

East Renfrewshire Council offers one-to-one procurement surgeries where you can have the unique opportunity of meeting with an East Renfrewshire Council Procurement Officer to discuss procurement in general.  For more information contact Diane Pirie at diane.pirie@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk. For more information on other business support please see our Useful Links section below or contact your local SDP advisor.


Tendering within the Council

Tendering within the council is conducted centrally by the Corporate Procurement team with all tendering requirements being conducted in compliance the procurement legislation, Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations, the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the councils’ Contract Standing Orders. A formal quotation process must be followed where the estimate cost for a particular requirement exceeds to a total value of £10,000 for goods and services and £20,000 for works. The quotation process is conducted using the Public Contracts Scotland Quick Quote. In order for a supplier to be invited to participate in a Quick Quote exercise you must first of all register your details on the Public Contracts Scotland website: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk.

Suppliers should also register their details on the Online Trading Network, supplier sign up page of the council website. The Online Trading Network is a database which departments can search when looking for suppliers to invite to a Quick Quote exercise. Please note that this is not an approved list, the list purely acts like an internal yellow pages. Registration is quick and simple with no checks being carried out on the suppliers at this point. Should you be invited to participate in a Quick Quote exercise the necessary checks will be conducted as part of the quotation process.

Any departmental requirement in excess of £50,000 for goods and services and £150,000 works will be formally tendered. Low value requirements that are not covered by a contract or framework are procured at department level.


Useful Links

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Public Information
SDP Scotland's Events and COVID-19
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Updates regarding the delivery of all Supplier Development Programme training and events in relation to coronavirus and COVID-19.

Forthcoming events

Events are being shown from regions across the Glasgow area.

Talking Tenders with GCC HSPC
Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership
Thursday 20 June 2024, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
HSCP want to meet a wide variety of providers to understanding more about what would help you to bid for and deliver social care contracts in Glasgow. Join us to hear from colleagues within Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership as they discuss upcoming contracts and explain how suppliers can prepare to bid for these in the future. They will also share information with us regarding commissioning priorities, the Market Facilitation Plan and the HSCP approach to collaborative and ethical commissioning.

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