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Council contracts procedure rules

These are the procedures we follow for obtaining quotations, tendering and awarding of contracts. There are a series of thresholds for the advertisement and award of contracts under the Council's standing orders.

The Contract Procedure Rules can be found within the Council constitution.

Procurement strategy

Our Procurement Strategy sets out our strategic approach to procurement activity. It is not intended to be an operational guide to procurement; however the objectives should be applied to all our procurement activity. .

Standard conditions of purchase and provision

When contracting with Bury Council, our relevant standard conditions of purchase will apply unless alternative conditions are agreed in advance.

Procurement training sessions and advice

The Council supports local business networks and events. In addition, there are a number of business support organisations, including Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses who provide guidance on competing for public sector contracts.

Cyber Resilience Free Support Available for SMEs

Free support available to support SME organisations with the risk of cyber crime.

You'll be aware from regular headlines that cyber security is a constant risk to the business community, with 40% of incidents managed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) over the last year targeting the public sector.

Within the North West region, there is a Cyber Resilience Centre whose purpose is to provide a free basic level of support for companies like yours, which will provide you with the basic guidance that you need to stay safe online: everything from how to manage password security, through to the questions that your board should be asking of their technical team to check on contingency plans.

Cyber resilience is important, because 2 in 5 businesses each year spot an attempt to breach their systems and 1 in 3 businesses experience some form of cyber breach at least once a week.

The North West Centre is led by a serving senior police officer and is directly funded by the Home Office. Bury Council would strongly encourage you to sign up for their free membership and indeed to recommend those in your network to do likewise. See: NWCRC - Cyber Resilience Centre for the North West.

If a different region applies more, this link should be used: National Cyber Resilience Centre Group - Regional centres.

See also: NWCRC Cyber Security Guide for Small Businesses [554kb].
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