Council contracts and tender opportunities
We follow established processes and standards to obtain supplies, services and works.
Find our adverts
The procurement of goods and services valued over £50,000 or works valued over £150,000 are formally tendered via the Public Contracts Scotland website:
You can register for free on the website and you'll receive notifications when we add new adverts. We also use the site to request quotes for low value and low risk procurement exercises which is particularly suitable for small, local companies.
Procurement rules and standards
Council procurement is delivered in line with some clear rules and standards to ensure we achieve best value, meet legal and social obligations, and are fair and accountable in dealings with contractors and suppliers.
We are legally obliged to keep and maintain a register of contracts. You can see all of our contracts where awards have been made for procurements above the £20,000 threshold as well as our planned contract opportunities in the document below:
Frameworks in Use
Terms and conditions
For works contracts please contact the Contract Owner for Terms and Conditions.
Support and advice
Bidding for a public sector contract can seem daunting but there is extensive guidance to support you.
The Scottish Government has published information which explains the public sector procurement process and gives practical information on how to bid for public sector contracts:
Meet The Buyer Event
Following our 'Meet The Buyer Event' on 23 October 2019 at The Bridge, Dumfries we have created the below resources to help with the Public Sector tendering and procurement processes.
You can also email Procurement.Tenders@dumgal.gov.uk if you require further information on our contracts, contract awards, procurement rules or processes.