Watford / Three Rivers - Procurement Portal

How we buy

Both Watford and Three Rivers has responsibility for the delivery of a range of services. It works with central government and other local organisations to help improve and deliver a range of local services to more than 150,000 people, who live, work and travel in the county. Services such as Waste Collection, street cleansing, planning services, benefits payments and Leisure services are provided by both Councils.

The Council participates in joint contracting with each other and local authorities in Hertfordshire. Both Councilís also collaborate through the use of national consortia such as Buying solutions, the Central Buying Consortium, Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, the OGC and the Hertfordshire Procurement Forum.

The Council also makes wide use of Purchasing Cards for low value items that ensures our suppliers receive payment promptly.