Selling to the Council

Making it simple for you to do business with Argyll and Bute Council.

Doing business with Argyll and Bute Council

We want to make it as simple as possible for you to do business with Argyll and Bute Council.

This information is for existing suppliers of goods, services and works to the council and those who wish to become a supplier.

The first step in supplying to us, and the wider Scottish public sector, is to register with Public Contracts Scotland.

You can find out more about our work in the current Procurement Strategy and most recent Annual Procurement Report.

You can find out about upcoming contract opportunities in our Contract Plan 2023/24 and 2024/25.

You can view our annual spend data on “Spotlight on Spend” which shows spend from April 2022 by business sector and subsector.

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Contact the Procurement Commercial and Contract Management team >

Find out more about the Procurement Commercial and Contract Management team

Find a tender >

See our current tenders and recent contract awards

How the system works >

Find out more about how we buy goods, services and works

How to register and bid  >

Guidance on how to register, find a tender and bid

Frequently asked questions  >

Public sector procurement is often seen as complex, so we've published answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive about each of the topics listed below:

  • What type of things does the Council purchase?
  • What is the procurement process?
  • Who can I contact for more information on procurement?
  • FAQs Tenders
  • FAQs Contracts

Procurement training presentations >
This page contains links to procurement training presentations which you may find useful.

Sustainable Procurement >

Information on the Council's approach to Sustainable Procurement, and relevant links

Best value and performance monitoring >

Our procurement and contract management team works with council services to develop contracts and procedures which achieve best value. Our performance is measured through a mixture of national best practice indicators and our own performance measures - you can see how we are performing here

Useful links and documents  >

This page contains links to local and national procurement websites and council policies and procedures which you may find useful.

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