Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018


Castle Point Borough Council spends in the order of 12 million each year with the private sector which represents some significant opportunities for a wide range of businesses.

Where can I view contract opportunities?

Castle Point Borough Council advertises its contract opportunities of £25,000 and above on the Governments Contracts Finder ( 

Some of our current notices are also advertised via the Procurement Alliance for Essex “Procurement Portal" where suppliers wishing to win work with the Council can also register their interest and set up automatic notification for any relevant notices. This service is provided using the BiP Solutions Select Service. This service is common to most members of the Procurement Agency for Essex, and registering once will mean that potential suppliers will be alerted of public sector business opportunities across virtually the whole of Essex.

Where can I view the current contracts the Council has?

The Council’s Legal Services do their utmost to keep the information on contracts with a value of over £5,000 or more up to date on this web page.   We can only display information supplied to us by the relevant Council Departments, therefore, if there is a contract which is not on display which you are aware of, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will look into this. 

Competition for Council contracts is very keen, using this guide does not guarantee that any organisation will win council business. However, the guide should assist suppliers, submitting quotations and tenders for business opportunities.


Castle Point Borough Council prefers to send purchase orders and receive invoices via email and pay invoices via BACS. This speeds up the process and reduces costs for both the supplier and the buyer.

Selling to the Council

The Commissioning and Procurement Policy  sets out the Council’s commissioning and procurement policy objectives and principles which reflect our corporate objectives and comply with the financial strategy and contract procedure rules. The Council also supports the adoption of sustainability principles in all procurement activities which it undertakes.

The Council pledged its commitment to comply to the Principles of the Small Business Concordat Principles 2005 and continues to abide by these principles.

Other Relevant policies and links

There are a number of other policies and strategies which support the Council’s procurement activities and they may be located here

The  Council does not operate an approved list of contractors for construction and associated work, and are now using Constructionline as our main means of vetting contractors.

If you have any further queries, please contact the Council on 01268 882200, alternatively email on