Procurement

Interested in becoming a supplier to Bridgwater & Taunton College? We advertise contract opportunities to do business with the College through the In-Tend E-procurement site e-tendering for FE Colleges.

If you are a prospective supplier, and you are interested in doing business with the College then you can register for free on the website. Once you are registered you can search for opportunities and to receive alerts related to your areas of interest. If you have any queries please contact us procurement@bridgwater.ac.uk.

Bridgwater & Taunton College recognises that social value is about maximising the impact of public expenditure. Social value is defined as ‘the additional benefit to the community from a procurement process over and above the direct purchasing of goods, services and outcomes’.

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Through thinking about how everything we procure can generate wider benefits for the community, we can achieve added value from our spending through third parties and enable a more joined up approach.

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All those involved in externally sourcing contracts will consider, as part of the pre-procurement stage:

  • How/what is to be procured may improve the social, environmental and economic well-being of a relevant area
  • How they might secure any such improvement
  • It is recognised that there can be no ‘one size fits all’ model. Consideration needs only be given to ‘matters that are relevant to what is proposed to be procured and, in doing so, commissioners must consider the extent to which it is proportionate’ and so tailored to reflect the service or goods to be procured.
  • It is the role of budget holders and procurement officers to consider, on a contract by contract basis, the potential social value outcomes that could be delivered through the procurement process and the most appropriate procurement strategy to achieve this

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