Suppliers must be able to meet a minimum standard. The standards are based on the following criteria:

  1. Equalities
    In relation to procurement and contracts The Council is committed to equality of opportunity irrespective of sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age.

    We aim to ensure that our procurement activities are operated in a way that is non-discriminatory. Our suppliers, contractors and consultants are expected to have equal opportunity policies in place, which comply with all relevant and current legislation and codes of practice. They are also expected to demonstrate actions they have taken to integrate their equal opportunities policy into their organisation. For further information please review this policy note.

    If you wish to do business with the Council, you need to have an awareness and understanding of our commitment to equalities. In particular, the Equality Act 2010 places a duty on public authorities to promote racial equality and prevent racial discrimination.

  2. Health and safety
    The Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its staff and that of all others who are affected by its business and operations. Successful contractors, suppliers and consultants are required to comply fully with health & safety legislation and also to be fully committed to ensuring the health & safety of its staff, customers and others. Depending upon the nature of the goods/services/works,
    organisations may be required to submit to the Council, for review, their Health & Safety Policy and, where appropriate, their risk assessments and method statements for work to be carried out for the Council.

  3. Financial information
    Financial information relating to your business for each of the last three years will be requested. If you are a Private Limited Company or a Public Limited Company you must submit fully audited accounts as registered with Companies House. Other applicants including voluntary and community organisation should forward copies of internal management accounts or a certified statement of turnover. All companies will undergo a financial health check before a contract is awarded. For further information please review this policy note.

  4. Sustainability and environmental policies
    We are committed to the sustainable development of the Warwick District area, an objective of the Council which aims at protection and enhancement of the environment. In order to promote this we expect our suppliers to demonstrate similar levels of environmental care and commitment. This may be demonstrated by policy, but in all cases should be supplemented by evidence such as certification or external verification.

  5. Insurances
    The Council will seek evidence of current insurances relevant to the work you propose to undertake on our behalf. As a minimum we require Public Liability Insurance and Employers Liability Insurance. Professional Indemnity Insurance may be required for certain areas of work. In all cases the level of cover will be commensurate with the value of the goods, services or works undertaken.

  6. Social value
    Warwick District Council has a commitment to considering the economic, social and environmental well being of Warwick District. Social Value Act 2012 will be a consideration for procurement opportunities over EU threshold. Further information on social value in procurement.