In line with government requirements and EU Procurement Directives, the Council has to establish tendering and contracting regulations and procedures. Hampshire County Council’s procedures are known as Contract Standing Orders (see The Constitution Part 3).
Total value is calculated on the total spend over the life of the contract. For example, a service bought in on a four-year contract at £40,000 a year has a total value of £160,000.
In the majority of cases, all tenders are advertised. However, some tenders are advertised only to those suppliers who have already been through our supplier appraisal process and have joined a register of approved suppliers.