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Doing business with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council buys a large, diverse range of goods, works and services to enable it to deliver an effective service to the people of the Borough.

The Council welcomes competition from new and established suppliers, both large and small. We will always try to obtain the best value for money for the Council and effectively for Council tax payers.

What rules apply to the Council’s procurement?

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council staff must follow the rules outlined in our contract and procurement rules when purchasing goods, works or services.

Terms and conditions​

Where there is a contract signed by an authorised officer or where terms have been stipulated by the Council as part of a procurement process those terms and conditions shall apply to any purchase order. For all other contracts the terms and conditions shall apply to purchase orders

Advice for suppliers

The Council offers advice to suppliers on all aspects of procurement and contractual matters. Contact us to find out more.

Read the Prompt payment committment and invoice guidance. It contains information for suppliers about our payment terms, contact details for payment queries and how we pay invoices.

eTendering at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

The Chest ePortal – provided by Due North

We have started to roll-out e tendering at the Authority and are now running many of our Invitation to Quote opportunities on this software.

We therefore recommend that Suppliers who wish to do business with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council register on The Chest - there is no charge for suppliers to register.

The links provided below are for additional information including contact details for Due North Support, in the event that you need further assistance with your registration.

If you are already registered on The Chest, please check that your registration details are up to date.

We hope to fully roll-out eTendering in the next 9-12 months to also include Tenders.

Guide to using the Chest ePortal

You can visit the Chest ePortal here.​​​

Contact details

Mail Partnership and procurement, Town Hall, King William Street , Blackburn. BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s)  
Fax Number(s) 01254 663416
E-mail procurement@blackburn.gov.uk
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