Doing business with us

HandshakeWelcome to the Allerdale Borough Council pages on how to do business with the Council.

The Council spends approximately £17 million each year with external companies providing a range of commercial opportunities.

We buy goods, services and works from a wide range of suppliers and service providers. Contracts can range from small, one-off purchases up to multi-million pound service contracts lasting several years.

The Doing Business with the Council guide, available to download below, has been produced to explain how to go about trading with Allerdale Borough Council.  It is intended to enable you to feel confident in approaching the Council and maximise your opportunity to gain Council business.

There is a great deal of competition for the Council's contracts and this guide cannot assure individual businesses of success. However, it should provide sufficient information to allow businesses to present their products or services in compliance with our purchasing processes.




Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Microsoft Word formatCouncil Commitment to Local and Sustainable Procurement in Word format197 Kb28 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Unknown file formatTerms & Conditions - Consultancy in Unknown format516 Kb1 min 14 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Unknown file formatTerms & Conditions - Goods in Unknown format489 Kb1 min 10 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Unknown file formatTerms & Conditions - Services in Unknown format475 Kb1 min 8 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerDoing business with the Council PDF format in PDF format331 Kb47 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatDoing business with the Council Word format in Word format230 Kb33 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatA Guide to using The Chest in Word format576 Kb1 min 22 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerA guide to using the Chest PDF format in PDF format942 Kb2 mins 15 secs @ 56k, 4 secs @ 2mb

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ