Somerset County Council

Commercial and procurement policies


The purpose of Contract Procedure Rules (CPR) and Standing Orders (CSO) is to set clear rules for the procurement of goods, works and services for the Council. These rules and processes ensure that the Council is fair and accountable in its dealings with contractors and suppliers, while ensuring that the Council gets value for money and that it is taking good care of public funds.

It is essential that CPRs are followed to ensure a competitive process to deliver value for money and avoid practices that are non-compliant and may restrict, distort or prevent competition.

On this page you can also find a range of documentation which further describes the rules, regulations and policies at SCC and for local authorities. 

Contract Procedure Rules (CPR) and Standing Orders (CSO)

Social Value Policy

Modern Slavery Act

Public Contract Regulations

Tender Thresholds

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