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Procurement in
Hampshire County Council

A guide for new suppliers

What does Hampshire County Council buy?

  • Supplies and services
  • Property maintenance and construction projects
  • Civil engineering and highways works
  • Passenger transport
  • Social Care
  • Supplies

    • Aggregates
    • Animal feed
    • Audio Visual Equipment
    • Books and Publications
    • Building Maintenance Supplies
    • Catering Equipment
    • Cleaning and Janitorial supplies
    • Clothing
    • Curriculum Supplies
    • Daily Living Aids
    • Electrical Equipment
    • Flooring
    • Food and Beverages
    • Fuel, Energy and Water Supplies
    • Furniture and Furnishings
    • Gardening Equipment
    • IT Equipment
    • Lighting and Lighting Consumables
    • Medical Equipment
    • Nursery Equipment
    • Office Consumables
    • Paper
    • Photocopiers
    • Photographic Equipment
    • Plant and Machinery
    • Sports Equipment
    • Stationery Supplies
    • Street Furniture
    • Telecommunications
    • Tools
    • Timber
    • Tyres
    • Uniforms and Protective Clothing
    • Vehicles and Vehicle Servicing Equipment
    • Vending Equipment and Consumables
    • Water Coolers
    • Whiteboards and Display Screens
  • Services

    • Advertising
    • Agency Staff
    • Building Cleaning
    • Bus Services and Taxis
    • Catering
    • Conference and Meeting Venues
    • Consultancy Services
    • Design and Construction of Buildings, Highways and other Civil Engineering Projects
    • Environmental Services
    • Financial and Insurance Services
    • Funeral Services
    • Grounds Maintenance
    • Highway and Bridge Maintenance
    • Hiring of Vehicles
    • IT Services and Telecommunications
    • Landscaping Services
    • Mailing and Distribution
    • Maintenance Works e.g. glazing, plumbing, heating, roofing
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Pest Control
    • Photography
    • Printing, Publishing and Graphic Design
    • Recruitment
    • Refuse Collection and Waste Disposal
    • Repair and Maintenance of Equipment
    • School Transportation
    • Security Personnel
    • Snow Clearing
    • Social Care at Home, Nursing and Residential Homes Placements, Day Care
    • Travel
    • Vehicle Servicing and Repairs
    • Veterinary Services
    • Window Cleaning


How does Hampshire County Council buy?

In line with UK legislation and EU Procurement Directives, the Council has established tendering procedures. Hampshire County Council’s procedures are known as Contract Standing Orders (see The Constitution Part 3).

Tendering Thresholds

  • At or below £1,000
    One written quotation is obtained.
  • £1,001 to £99,999
    Value for money will be sought by inviting at least three written quotations.
  • £100,000 and over
    A formal competitive tender process will be carried out
  • Over EU Threshold
    A procurement procedure will be carried out in accordance with EU Procurement Directives. The opportunity will be advertised as appropriate in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) as well as on the Council's website and other trade journals as appropriate.

Total contract value is calculated on the total spend over the life of the contract. For example, a service contracted for a period of four years, costing £40,000 a year, has a total contract value of £160,000.


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