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Supplier payments

Payment of invoices

The Council has a target to pay invoices within 30 calendar days of receipt (excluding disputed invoices), and within 10 working days for small businesses.

  • Payment runs are twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Payment is by BACS
  • BACS payments take three working days to reach your account

Publication Scheme

The below links shows monthly reports of payments made to external bodies and suppliers, published in accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code. 

Reports are published on the website for the current financial year, plus two previous years. If you would like to review data for any period prior to this, or you would like to know more about an individual transaction, please email creditors@bedford.gov.uk, quoting the relevant period or transaction number.

We will make every effort to respond quickly, although more complex enquires may be treated as Freedom of Information requests and be subject to the specified timescales.

Timely payment of undisputed invoices

Download Timely payment of undisputed invoices report - 2018-2019

Published in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015; Regulation 113.

Publication of these reports form part of the Council's commitment to be open and transparent with its residents. Data will be published on a monthly basis within 10 working days of each month end.

Further information

Contact Creditors@bedford.gov.uk if you would like to know more about the type of business conducted with these suppliers. Please quote the relevant transaction number.

The Council aims to provide a response as soon as possible but, in some cases, there will be a need to respect information that could be confidential or sensitive (such as for commercial reasons).