May elections

You must register to vote in the upcoming May elections before Wednesday 17 April. If you cannot attend the elections, you can apply for a postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find all the key dates on our election news page.


Business opportunities with us

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A new Procurement Bill is currently passing through Parliament, which should make it easier for businesses to enter public sector supply‑chains and benefit SMEs and VCSEs. You can find out more on GOV.UK

Advertising contracts

When the estimated value of a contract is £30,000 (including VAT) or over and we cannot find a suitable supplier from an accredited supplier list such as ConstructionLine or SafeContractor, we advertise tender opportunities on the MyTenders Portal.

We advertise above threshold contracts on the Find A Tender Service in accordance with public procurement policy. The thresholds are:

  • £214,904 for services and supplies contracts
  • £5,372,609 for works contracts

You can get advice on tendering for public sector contracts on GOV.UK.

You can also find useful information on the Procurement Alliance for Essex website.

Accredited suppliers

We do not have our own list of accredited suppliers. We use ConstructionlineSafeContractor or similar platforms to find suitable suppliers.

Awarded contracts

You can view our existing contracts on our contracts register.