Policy and regulations

Our procurement strategy

In November 2010, we formally endorsed a sub-regional approach to procurement to support our ambitious savings agenda. We will be looking to work in procurement partnership whenever and wherever we can but with the emphasis being on the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull sub-region. To support this, we have agreed on a shared procurement strategy with Coventry City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

The national procurement strategy for local government

The national procurement strategy for local government sets the framework within which local authorities are seeking to develop their approach to procurement.

Freedom of information

Information in relation to tenders may be made available on demand in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. As part of the tender process, bidders can state if any of the information supplied by them is confidential or commercially sensitive or should not be disclosed in response to a request for information under the Act. This will not guarantee that the information will not be disclosed but the stated reasons will be examined in light of the exemptions provided for in the Act. Nevertheless, the final decision on whether information shall be disclosed rests with us.

Further information on Freedom of Information

Whistleblowing - public interest reporting

By agreeing to work for or supply to us it is expected that suppliers and contractors with serious and reasonably held concerns about malpractice within the council will report any concerns they or any of their employees may have to one of the designated council officers in line with our public interest reporting code.