Tender opportunities and guidance
- Current tenders
- Eligibility and tendering
- Tender evaluation and contract award
Eligibility and tendering
We encourage competition and welcome bids from new and established suppliers. Contracts are always awarded on the basis of obtaining best value for the taxpayer.
While we cannot discriminate in favour of local suppliers, we do encourage local suppliers to compete for council contracts.
Most of our tender opportunities will be open to anyone wishing to tender. However, in some cases we will define a select list of firms to whom tenders will be issued.
Most commonly the shortlist will be composed after assessment of a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). The purpose of a PQQ is to assess the potential bidder's suitability to supply us and their ability to satisfy the contract. In this case the contract notice or advertisement will state what is required from the potential tenderers. It is important companies supply all of the requested information and respond by the due date.
Tendering for contracts
Organisations must express interest by registering on the CSW-JETS eTendering portal and select the 'express interest' icon associated with the tender. Documents should be available for download immediately.
Once registered you will be able to access tendering documentation, express an interest, and return your tender.