How we support small local businesses

How we support our small businesses

We support small local businesses and third sector organisations in the following ways:

  • we have signed up to the Small Local Business Friendly Concordat, a voluntary code of best practice
  • we pay all small businesses in Thurrock in 10 days, our standard payment terms are 30┬ádays
  • we provide written feedback on unsuccessful tenders, which businesses can use to make improvements

We also hold an annual 'meet the buyers' event where our suppliers can:

  • meet with larger companies
  • find out more about tendering with the council

By law, we cannot give local businesses any advantage over other businesses, when tendering for our contracts