Supply to us

If you’re a supplier (or existing) and are wanting to do business with us, the following information provides you with information about our procurement policy and procedures:

Policy
Our procurement policy aims to obtain value for money whilst securing the best outcomes for all water consumers, present and future.

Procedures
In making purchasing decisions, we follow best practice and comply with the legal and policy framework that governs public sector procurement.

Interested in doing business with us?
If you are a supplier and are interested in doing business with us, you can contact our Procurement team at procurement@ccwater.org.uk.

Procurement opportunities

Framework Agreements
To ensure value for money we will wherever possible utilise public sector framework agreements put in place by public bodies such as Crown Commercial Services.  These agreements offer a range of products and services which have been procured in line with best practice and are fully OJEU compliant.

Quotations or competitive tenders
In instances where we do not utilise public sector framework agreements we may seek quotations or competitive tenders via our eSourcing Portal.

Invitations to Tender valued £25,000 or above will be advertised on Contracts Finder. Invitations to Tender at OJEU threshold and above will be advertised both in Contracts Finder and Tenders Electronic Daily.

Terms and conditions

You should always refer to the specific terms and conditions issued as part of a procurement tender exercise.

But as a rule the following terms and conditions are applied to low value procurements (below OJEU threshold) unless specific terms and conditions have been issued:

Short Form Contract for Goods

Short Form Contract for Services

Probity
We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of probity in all of our financial activities, including the conduct of Procurement.

If you have any concerns regarding the conduct of CCWater employees engaged in the procurement process they should notify:
Marie Perry, Head of Finance and Procurement, Consumer Council for Water, 1st Floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4AJ. Marie.perry@ccwater.org.uk