Doing business with the Council

The services, construction works and supplies provided by the Council have a significant impact on the quality of life for the community. It is vital that these services are delivered to a high standard. Procurement is the process of acquiring goods, works and services from suppliers.

Procurement activities identify the option that offers the best value for money for the Council. It also provides a structure for managing suppliers.

Achieving best value for money should be the basis of all procurement decisions within the Council.

The Procurement Services Function will be primarily responsible for the delivery of Plymouth City Council's Procurement Strategy. The 'how to do business with Plymouth City Council' document below contains advice on how to do business with the Council.

Download How to do business with Plymouth City Council [PDF, 128KB]

Download Sell2Plymouth - supplier guide [PDF, 524KB]

Payment performance April 2016 to March 2017

  • Proportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113 – 98.80 per cent
  • The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113 - £236.98
  • The contractual amount of interest that was liable to be paid due to breach of the requirement in regualtion 113 - £327,099.14

Payment performance April 2015 to March 2016

  • Proportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113 - 97.09 per cent
  • The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113 - £257.78