Supplier engagement and development

It is the intention of East Ayrshire Council to exploit to the maximum extent the potential within the Procurement regulations and legislation to assist the local economy.

The East Ayrshire Council Procurement: Small and Medium Enterprises Guidance Procedure provides information on how we intend to maximise opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to participate in local government procurement exercises.

The aim is to improve access to government procurement, open up opportunities, support competition and reduce the administrative burden on SMEs engaged in delivering goods, works and services to the Council.

The Corporate Procurement Team work closely with the Economic Development Team who are committed to supporting the local business community.

The main focus will be stimulating economic growth by increasing the number of new businesses in the area, growing the existing business base and attracting inward investment.

The Council are also committed to up-skilling our local residents to help them respond to the changing needs of local employers.

Our Economic Development Team offer a comprehensive, tailored package of support including:

  • business advice and support
  • recruitment and training support
  • procurement support
  • commercial land and property search
  • business directories

Throughout the year we will organise training and events designed to address the main challenges and exploit the opportunities facing the local business community.

Enquiries should be e-mailed to economic.development@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Supplier Development Programme

East Ayrshire Council takes an active role in the Supplier Development Programme which arranges ‘meet the buyer’ and other events throughout Scotland.  The Supplier Development Programme offer valuable advice, guidance and training to suppliers. 

Visit the Supplier Development Programme website for more information

Contact Information

Procurement
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576186
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