We do not keep approved supplier lists but we do conduct tendering exercises to award contracts for carrying out the services or supplying the products we require.
All tendering opportunities are advertised in a variety of places, as appropriate to the contract value and service and these may include the Kent Business Portal. We recommend that you review this website as it has links to other authorities within Kent and therefore may have opportunities from other councils that you may wish to express your interest for.
When we issue a Competitive Contract Notice (for example a smaller value, non OJEU) the opportunity also gets advertised via the following websites:
Tracker – Worldwide/UK&IE.
Contrax – UK&IE – also available in a weekly magazine format.
Supply - UK&IE – suppliers get their free local region for free access to contracts in their area – suitable for SME’s.
We don't have an approved list of suppliers, but you will be able to find this on Kent County Council's website.