Doing Business With the Council
At Ashford Borough Council we spend £millions each year buying goods, services and works for the community. This process of buying from suppliers is called Procurement. Our priority is to secure the best value for money throughout the organisation.
If you are a supplier interested in doing business with us you are required to register, for free, with the Kent Business Portal. Once registered you will be able to search for contracting opportunities and receive alerts related to your interests. Invitations to tender will be managed via the Kent Business Portal.
Subject to financial thresholds, advertisements are also placed on Contracts Finder (this is an online link which is subject to change over time) and the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). These adverts will instruct suppliers to register on the Kent Business Portal to download and submit tender documents.
We advertise all contract opportunities with a value over £5,000. You can view these on our Contract Register.
The financial thresholds which determine what process the Council may use to procure a contract are listed below.