As part of the our continued efforts to improve procurement policies and processes, we are encouraging businesses to complete our annual survey.

This will help ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is a part of all of our procurement policies, procedures and activities.

We already have a detailed guide designed to help suppliers and contractors who wish to supply Coventry City Council with goods or services or carry out works on our behalf. This is explained on the Council’s website.

The aim of this survey is to improve our future sourcing requirements by seeking to understand what the barriers are in accessing and tendering for Council contracts. Following last year’s survey, inclusive procurement changes have been made to our Contract Procedure Rules, which are available on the Council’s website.

We want to especially get feedback from local businesses, in particular Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Completing the survey

Completion of the survey is entirely optional. We would like participants to complete all questions, even if the choice is ‘Prefer not to say’.

If you know any businesses who may wish to respond we would appreciate it if you could please share the link. 

Prize giveaway

The Council are delighted to confirm that three prizes are on offer for organisations that take the time to respond to this survey.

The Godiva Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024 and has announced another star-studded line-up! Renowned for showcasing a diverse line-up of top-tier musical acts alongside the best of Coventry’s local talent, Godiva Festival has become a staple in the city’s event calendar.

Coventry City Council are offering one lucky business the opportunity to win Godiva Family Tickets for the festival, being held 5-7 July 2024!  

CV Life provides a vast leisure and cultural offer to all communities in Coventry and visitors to the city, offering everything from attractions, museums, leisure centres, educational programmes to community outreach projects. CV Life have generously offered prizes to respondents of this survey, too! Courtesy of CV Life, also up for grabs are:

  • 1x Family Pass to The Wave
  • 1x 6-month Lifestyles Pass (1 person)

To be entered into the prize draw, please make sure you select ‘Yes’ at the end of the survey.

Outcomes of the survey

Following the survey results, the Council’s Procurement team will undertake an analysis of the data received and produce a programme of targeted engagement with local businesses – including, but not limited to Meet the Buyer events. The targeted engagement will seek to continue to reduce or remove any barriers local businesses face in successful tendering.

Complete the survey

Monday, 15th April 2024

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