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Doing business with the council

 

How do I find out about business opportunities with the council?

The majority of the council's business opportunities are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

Contracts with a value above the European threshold (currently £172,514 for goods or services and £4,332,012 for works) are also advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU):

Official Journal of the European Union (external website)

You can read more about how to do business with East Riding of Yorkshire Council by reading the supplier's guide, which details how we make organisations aware of current or upcoming tender opportunities, how to bid and what information will be required, in addition to the legislation and regulations that we have to adhere to, to ensure that any tendering process is undertaken transparently and fairly.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Supplier's Guide (pdf 270kb opens in new window)

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How do I go about selling my products or services to council?

The majority of the council's business opportunities are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) website can also provide useful information on selling products or services to East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) (external website)

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Does the council have approved lists?

The council maintains a small number of approved lists where low value transactions of a similar type regularly occur, but where they need to be priced individually.  These lists may also be known as ‘preferred supplier lists’, ‘standing lists’ or ‘select lists’.  They are being phased out in favour of framework agreements.

The majority of  the council's business opportunities (including frameworks) are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

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Does the council have a contract for what I provide?

The majority of  the council's business opportunities (including frameworks) are advertised on the YORtender secure website.

Registration is quick, easy and free and there are no annual subscriptions or document download fees to pay:

YORtender (external website)

The council also places Prior Indicative Notices (PINs) in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) setting out proposed procurement requirements for each type of goods and/or services above a threshold of £172,514 and for works above a threshold of £4,332,012.

The thresholds are reviewed on a twice-a-year basis and the current thresholds came into place 1 January 2014.

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I want to bid for a school transport contract. How do I do this?

Taxi Contracts

Private Hire Operators and Hackney Carriage drivers can apply to go on the passenger services transport list of approved operators. Private Hire drivers must have their own Operators Licence. We do not currently accept applications from people who rent cars. 

For further information on applying to be approved for passenger services contracts as a private hire operator, hackney carriage vehicle owner or a driver working for a firm already approved you need to email:  licensing@eastriding.gov.uk 

If your query is regarding payment for passenger services contracts or regarding the routes allocated for home to school transport you will need to email transport.requests@eastriding.gov.uk

Bus Contracts

Bus companies can apply to go on the passenger services transport list of approved operators.  You need to complete:

(Ref 002) Standing List Application Form (word 160kb opens in new window)

(Ref 003) Standing List Name Verification Sheet (word 866kb opens in new window)

The relevant Health & Safety Form (depending on the number of employees)

(Ref 004) For 5 or more employees (pdf 211kb opens in new window)

(Ref 005) For 4 or less employees (pdf 121kb opens in new window)

(Ref 006) CRB Statement of Suitability (pdf 76kb opens in new window)

(Ref 008) Conditions of Contract Signing Form (pdf 88kb opens in new window)

and submit these to: 

Passenger Services Manager 
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
Passenger Services Unit 
The Offices (1st Floor) 
Beverley Depot 
Annie Reed Road 
Beverley 
HU17 0LF

There are some contracts which do not require you to be on the list of approved operators. These are generally local bus service contracts where fares are collected from passengers, this can include some school bus services. Further information on these contracts is available from the YORtender website.

YORtender(external website)

You can read more about business opportunities with the council on the doing business with the council page.

For all contracts you should refer to:

Terms and conditions for taxis and private hire vehicles October 2013 (word 329kb opens in new window)


(Ref 009) Role of the Driver Card (pdf 94kb opens in new window)

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