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Procurement and tendering in Ipswich

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Ipswich Borough Council delivers services to about 128,000 residents and a catchment population of around 310,000.

To deliver these services we buy goods and services ranging from pencils to buildings.  We spend around £40 million on these goods and services every year and our aim is to ensure that they value for the money.  We are committed to improving our efficiency, and reducing procurement costs.  We will do all we can to use a mix of the best suppliers to promote diverse and competitive local economy.  Achieving our aim depends on:

  • Quality of produces and services;
  • Cost of products and services;
  • Availability of products and services; and
  • Equality, sustainability and health and safety.

We also make sure that the legal requirements and responsibilities involved when spending taxpayers money and entering into contracts are followed.

Registered charities, public bodies and voluntary organisations based in Suffolk can also obtain the benefits of our buying power by registering as a customer. 

Do you need help in understanding the tender process?

Visit the GOV.UK website for further information on tendering for public sector contracts.

Business in Ipswich

Ipswich enjoys a prime location - just an hour from London by train. It is also closely connected to the trunk road network with the A12 giving access to London, the M25 and Stansted Airport and the A14 linking the Midlands and the Port of Felixstowe.

If you are interested in starting a business, moving your business to Ipswich or expanding your Ipswich based business please contact our Economic Development Team.

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Finance and Procurement,
1C Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 433903