Contracts and grants register

We have published our contract register, which lists the council’s contracts, purchase orders and grants (including grants to the voluntary sector).

This data does not include details of invitation to tender for contracts as these are published individually in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and/or on Contracts Finder as and when they are advertised.


The data is taken from the procurement department’s records.

We have not completed the following columns, for the reasons stated
Column Title Reason for leaving blank
7 Contract type We do not hold this data in a usable format
9 and 10 Service Category label and URI We do not hold SerCop objective categories in the relevant system
13 and 14 CPV label and URI We do not hold CPV codes in the relevant system
15 and 16 Proclass label and URI We do not hold Proclass categories in our systems
19 Review date We do not hold this in a usable format
34 Nominated contact point: URL We do not hold this information
37 Contract document URL We do not hold this in a usable format


We hope to include the following information in the future
Column Title Notes
5 Open Contracting ID We have not yet been allocated an OCID prefix, but hope to obtain one soon
25 Supplier registered company number We only hold this for a minority of suppliers. We aim to include more suppliers in future
31 VCSE supplier type We do not hold this in our systems but are working on adding it
36 Tender document URL We hope to publish a link to the contract notice in the future


Other notes
Column Title Notes
4 Contract reference number For purchase orders over £5000 with no associated contract, this refers to the purchase order number and is identifiable as it is in a different format from contract reference numbers referring to contracts
17 Contract start date This is not available for all contracts, but will be populated for all new contracts. It does not apply for purchase orders
18 and 20 End date and last extension date Contracts without fixed end dates have provision to terminate with a defined amount of notice. It does not apply for purchase orders
21 Contract value Most contracts are not for a set amount: charges depend on usage. Actual spend contract-by-contract is included in the £500 spend data published separately
29 SME supplier At this stage the flag only identifies suppliers which are small enterprise according to their account classification. We will improve this data as soon as possible
30 VCSE supplier This data is taken from the Buy Social directory with a few manual corrections for obvious errors
32-34 Nominated contact point This is not applicable for POs
35-37 Tender process type, tender document URL, contract document URL This is not applicable for POs


The data linked to below may be used in accordance with the terms of the Open Government Licence. Data elsewhere on our site may be subject to other licensing conditions.

The open data is licensed ‘as is’ and the Council excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law.

The Council is not liable for any errors or omissions in the data and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. The Council does not guarantee the continued supply of the Information.


We will publish an updated contract register at least quarterly as required by the Local Government Transparency Code 2014.

Further information

If you have a query arising from this data, email us at

Historical data

Historical data is available here.

Prior to December 2014 the data published followed the format recommended in Appendix A to Local Transparency - A Practitioners Guide to Publishing New Contracts and Tenders Data: March 2011

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