Procurement

Undertaking Procurements

All Derby Homes procurements are undertaken electronically.  This is done via the Delta eSourcing portal, a free service that suppliers and service providers must register with in order to be part of our tendering process. 

You can find a link to Delta eSourcing under the “Useful links” section of this web page.

One-off purchases of less than £5,000

Where there is a requirement for a minor purchase which is a one off with a value of £5,000 or less, an authorised employee will obtain a quotation from a supplier or service provider known to provide the service or supply the items required. The supplier or service provider will be chosen at random from a list held on the Delta eSourcing Procurement Portal.

Purchases or contract values of between £5,000 and £25,000

Where a purchase is estimated to cost between £5,000 and £25,000, the suppliers or service providers will be chosen at random from a list held on the Delta eSourcing procurement portal. The authorised employee will obtain three competitive quotations from service providers or suppliers known to provide the service or supply the items required.

Major purchases of over £25,000 but below EU threshold

For major purchases which are those estimated to be over £25,000 but below the EU threshold, the authorised employee will follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. These opportunities will be advertised on Crown Commercial Services’ Contracts Finder website. If you are interested in these types of opportunities you should regularly check the Contracts Finder website for our latest opportunities. Our contracts register is also available under the “Associated Library documents” section of this web page. This register is updated every month and, although there is no guarantee these arrangements will be re-procured when the current arrangements end, it will give some indication of the likely future procurements. Please be aware that advertisements for expressions of interest are usually placed twelve to nine months prior to the end of the current arrangement.

EU Procurements

For major purchases which are those estimated to be above the EU thresholds, the authorised employee will follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. These opportunities will be advertised on the official journal of the European Union as well as on Crown Commercial Services’ Contracts Finder website. If you are interested in these types of opportunities you should regularly check the Official Journal of the European Union and the Contracts Finder website for our latest opportunities. Our contracts register is also available under the “Associated Library documents” section of this web page. This register is updated every month and, although there is no guarantee these arrangements will be re-procured when the current arrangements end, it will give some indication of the likely future procurements. Please be aware that advertisements for expressions of interest are usually placed twelve to nine months prior to the end of the current arrangement.