We buy from a wide range of businesses including SMEs and voluntary sector organisations. We encourage a diverse range of suppliers to bid for opportunities. Especially tenders from small businesses and the third sector.

The Council's annual procurement spend on goods, works and services is approximately £200M.

We aim to ensure that:

  • opportunities to work with us are offered fairly
  • our procedures are both compliant and transparent

You can complete our ‘selling to Sutton Council’ survey to tell us about your experience when selling to us.

Visit GOV.UK for free resources to help businesses learn about public sector procurement.

Contract standing orders

The Standing Orders apply to all contracts entered into by the Council for the procurement of goods, works and services. Contract Standing Orders form part of the London Tenders Portal.

London Tenders Portal

We advertise all contract opportunities through the London Tenders Portal. Suppliers can access tenders from us and 17 other London Councils.

You can register your organisation for free on the London Tenders Portal.

Once registered, you'll get email alerts when opportunities arise in categories of interest.

The portal deals with all aspects of the tender.

Local Government Transparency Code 2014 Procurement

The Local Government Transparency Code helps increase accountability. This makes it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process.


We buy common services or supplies through national and regional consortia framework agreements. We make use of these framework agreements where we can. This is in the interests of efficiency and economy.

Approved list

The Council only maintains an approved list for the provision of construction and related services.

All contractors are vetted financially and technically before being included on the list. This is maintained on our behalf by Constructionline.

Online training

You can get free resource to learn about public sector procurement including how to use contract finder.