Key procurement documents

Contract Procedure Rules 

There are certain rules and regulations, which must be followed when procuring goods, works and services; these are known as Contract Procedure Rules. 

These rules dictate how a contract opportunity must be brought to the market and awarded.

A copy of the current Contract Procedure Rules is published in the Council's Constitution.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Contracts Register 

The Contracts Register provides details of the Council's current contracts in accordance with the Transparency agenda.

The Contracts Register is available online.

The Social Value Charter

The Social Value Charter provides a clear and common understanding of what Social Value means in Redcar and Cleveland and identifies core activities to deliver greater Social Value in our communities.

Employ Local: Creating a Fairer Economy through Employment and Training

Charter signatories recognise that training and employment provi​de significant opportunities to create a resilient and innovative local economy, and as such will create training, employment, apprenticeship and development opportunities, focusing on local priorities wherever possible. Signatories commit to the Foundation for Jobs young peoples entitlement.

Buy Local: Creating Local Jobs and Opportunity for Local Supply Chains

Charter signatories understand the social, environmental and economic value of buying locally, and therefore support commissioning and procurement activities that support local organisations whenever possible.

Think Local: Enabling Communities and Citizens to Thrive

Charter signatories will play an active role in investing in community development, including supporting citizens to play an active part in their local communities, empowering individuals and community organisations to help shape the life of the area, and sharing resources with local communities.

Good Employers: Wellbeing and Welfare of Employees and the Supply Chain

Charter signatories value the welfare of their staff and those within their supply chains, and as such commit to providing appropriate support and development for all.

A Great Place to Live: Cleaner, Greener, Sustainable

Charter signatories commit to protecting the environment, minimising waste and energy consumption and using other resources efficiently. These commitments will also apply to their supply chains.

Our Social Value Charter is available to download and view below.

Please note – The twelve North East Local Authorities will be using a new E-Procurement platform, which will be phased in during 2023. 

The new system, Open, will replace the NEPO Portal (Pro Contract) and in order to bid for future contract opportunities suppliers are encouraged to register on Open as well as the NEPO Portal (Pro Contract) as the two systems will run in parallel during 2023. 

Please see Introducing Open - The New E-Procurement Platform for more information.