A list of all council contracts - with their start and end dates as well as estimate contract values and other contact information - are posted on the South East Business Portal. Just select Ashford Borough Council from the drop-down menu. The list is updated regularly and you can ask for email alerts when contracts within your area of interest are posted by us or other councils in the region. We also advertise in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) when the law requires.
All local authorities, including Ashford Borough Council, have to adhere to European, National and local regulations when procuring works, services and/or supplies, and also in setting up Select Lists of contractors. Various officers and sections within the council are responsible for purchasing goods and securing services. This can range from buying toilet rolls to securing large contracts, such as domestic waste collection.
Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure government legislation and acts are adhered to by residents and local businesses.