Middlesbrough Council spends over £100 million per year with external suppliers. This ranges from simple purchases like stationery, to complex procurement, for example for the construction of new buildings. Commissioning is the process we follow to make sure the goods and services we pay for are high quality, offer value for money, and help us to meet our corporate objectives.
We are accountable to the taxpayer for all of our spending, and we have a duty to follow formal procurement processes in line with both UK and European legislation.
In this section you can find out more about how to do business with the council, and the processes we follow. You can also find out more about how we spend money