Support and advice for businesses
Local Supply Chain Business Directory
We invite local businesses to register on our local supplier directory.
The council spends over £200m through its contract and procurement each year and we want more local businesses to benefit from this. For example, in 2022-23 the council procured external services such as printing, training, catering, building surveys, and Arts & Leisure.
It is essential that the council’s spending, both direct and with suppliers, has the maximum positive impact for local people and businesses. We want to make sure the council’s purchasing decisions support local people through supporting businesses, creating employment and stimulating the local economy.
We invite local businesses to register on our local supplier directory, these details will be shared internally with staff at the Council as a resource for finding potential suppliers to seek quotes from. Spend can range from a few hundred pounds up to millions so suppliers of all sizes and sectors are encouraged to register.
The directory will also be shared with suppliers working with the Council looking to subcontract with local businesses and will also be published on the council website and updated on a quarterly basis. The published version of the directory will only include basic information: supplier name, category and website. This will allow a wider range of organisations and the public to have a resource of local businesses to potentially buy from.
The directory is open to organisations local to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. This is defined as organisations that have a trading address within the borough, the South London Partnership sub region or neighbouring boroughs; Kingston, Sutton, Croydon, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell.
Submissions that list a postcode from outside of these areas will be removed from the directory.
Suppliers invited to bid for contracts with the council will usually need to submit quotes that will be evaluated in line with the Council's procurement processes. For further information, please see the Doing Business with RBK guide.
Inclusion on the directory does not guarantee work, or an invitation to bid for work.
We also want to support and enable Kingston businesses, particularly small businesses to successfully tender for council contracts and other stakeholder procurement processes. Later in the year we will be providing some specific additional support and training as well as an invitation to meet local buyers and hear about tender opportunities, by registering your business on the directory, you will be the first to hear about this.
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