Dunstable Town Council’s procurement policy is governed by the
Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. The Council’s procurement rules and
thresholds for any type of expenditure are as follows:
expenditure of £5,000 or less in value the Town Clerk and Chief Executive or
the duly authorised Head of Service shall have executive power
expenditure exceeding £5,000 but less than £40,000 in value the Town Clerk and
Chief Executive or duly authorised Head of Service shall invite quotations from
at least three firms, such firms shall be selected in accordance with the
Council’s Standing Orders
expenditure exceeding £40,000, a minimum of four tenders shall be invited in
accordance with Standing Orders
The Council shall not be obliged to accept the lowest or any
tender, quote or estimate.
The Council also has regulations for procuring specialist
services and emergency expenditure that are set out in the Council’s Financial
Regulations and Standing Orders.