Procurement guide

This guide has been produced to assist suppliers who wish to conduct business with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It aims to help in the following ways:

  • by outlining the rules that the Council must follow
  • by alerting suppliers to the opportunities to supply to the Council
  • by explaining how to bid for Council procurement opportunities

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has introduced a new eSourcing solution called 'capitalEsourcing' to help simplify the procurement process for both suppliers and buyers, and to achieve greater value for money for taxpayers.  This solution is also being used by our partnered Boroughs, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster City Council.  To contract with any of these Councils, suppliers have to register their details.  To find out more information please visit  

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  Procurement Guide
1.  About this guide
2.  How the Council buys goods and services
3.  Supplying the Council 
4.  Where to find contracting opportunities
5.  Forthcoming Opportunities
6.  Rules and Legislation
7.  Approved and Standing Select Lists
8.  Tender procedures
9.  Tender thresholds
10.  Applying for advertised contracts
11.  Supplier Information
12.  Equal opportunities
13.  Health and Safety
14.  Sustainable procurement considerations
15.  Whistleblowing
16.  Tendering for contracts
17.  Buyer Profile
18.  Responding to an opportunity
19.  Developing Business
20.  Succeeding through innovation
21.  Freedom of information
22.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
23.  Supplier Data and the Data Protection Act 
24.  Procurement contacts
25.  Community Right to Challenge

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