Tenders and contracts

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and High Peak Borough Council formed and entered into a Strategic Alliance in February 2008. Both Authorities are maximising opportunities through joint procurement exercises and remain committed to keeping council tax rises low.

Procurement opportunities across both Authorities are advertised as either a tender (value above £25,000) or a quote (value below £25,000).  Above EU thresholds for Supplies/Services/Works are advertised in accordance with EU regulations in The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

Please click on this link for a list of current tender opportunities

Guidance and Information on how to submit a bid or Expression of Interest for a Contract Opportunity  is provided in the procurement documents for each exercise.

You are recommended to check the website before returning a quote or tender in case there have been changes or updates issued

Email alerts

If you would like to be automatically notified when a tender or contract opportunity is advertised please register for Email Alerts:

To register for this free service simply email The Procurement Team and let us know the email address you wish to use. We will then add your company to our database to receive email alerts.

Follow us on Twitter

All Tender and Request for Quotation opportunities are now also being published via our Twitter accounts. Follow @HighPeakBC or @TweetSMDC for instant updates as soon as we publish new opportunities.

How to do Business with us

Further information on how to do business with the Councils for the supply goods, services or works can be accessed in the publication below How to do Business with Staffordshire Moorlands DC and High Peak BC

Procurement Strategy and Standing Orders

Procurement is delivered for both Councils under a Joint Procurement Strategy and set of Procurement Procedure Rules / Standing Orders, these documents ensure we meet our objectives for achieving best value, transparancy and complance in the award of public contracts.


As from April 2015 we only accept bids electronically via the Councils' E-tendering system. Register now on the E-tendering site (which includes opportunities for other Staffordshire Authorities)

Transparency Code 2014

We currently advertise every request for quotation or tender opportunity over the value of £5,000.  These are published via our Current Opportunies link on this page, to be made aware of contract opportunities, please register on the BRAVO e-tendering site (http://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/sotandstaffordshireauthorities) and register with us to receive an email alert.

Details of up and coming contracts can be viewed on the HPBC & SMDC Forward Plan and details of contract awards made in the quarter can be viewed on the HPBC and SMDC Contracts Register (both can be accessed from this page under Documents).

Public Contract Regulations 2015 – Supplier Payment Performance data

Information in relation to our payment of undisputed supplier invoices in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 regulation 113.

Financial Year Authority Proportion of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days Amount of interest paid to suppliers due to breach of requirement Total amount of interest potentially liable to pay
15/16 HPBC 88.22% N/A N/A
15/16 SMDC 91.93% N/A N/A

How to invoice the Council

Purchases from suppliers for goods, services and works must be supported by a valid  purchase order (PO) and quoted on your submitted invoice.

Your invoice should be addressed and sent by post or email to:

FAO  Finance Service (Creditor payments)

High Peak Borough Council / Staffordshire Moorlands District Council*  PO Box 136 Buxton SK17 1AQ

Email:  creditors@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

*delete as applicable

Our payment terms are usually within 30 days provided that the invoice is compliant for processing.  We operate a return policy on non-confirming invoices.

An example invoice is listed as a PDF below.

Useful Information

Win Council contracts in Greater Manchester and the North West

Councils across the North West of England including all the Greater Manchester Authorities register all of their opportunities on a single site called The Chest. It is free to register and as well as being able to browse available contracts, the system will allow you to register in your field.

National Contracts & Supply Chain opportunities

CompeteFor is a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations. By registering on CompeteFor and setting up a Business Profile, suppliers benefit from:

FREE access to Supply Chain Opportunities
Daily email alert
Unique supplier profile

Last updated: 6th October 2016

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