Useful links and resources

We understand public procurement processes can be complicated, and sometimes confusing for suppliers. Which portals do I use? how do I gain access to documentation? How do I seek further clarification on a process I’m bidding for? Has the contract been awarded yet? A whole host of questions and uncertainties arise during many public procurement processes.

At TPPL, we take a commercial approach to public procurement. We make processes and documentation as simple as possible for suppliers, whilst ensuring our members maintain full compliance with public contract regulations and their own internal directives.

Below details a variety of useful resources and internet links, all relevant to public procurement portals used by the wider public sector in the United Kingdom. We have also included links to government legislation regarding public procurement, should suppliers need to refer to the official regulations to help you gain a better understanding.

Fundamentally, registering an account on the governments Find a Tender service website is the very first step for any supplier wishing to engage with opportunities for the public sector. Here, you can set up searches for industries specific to your products or services, and saved searches will generate automatic email notifications to the registered account holders email address, notifying you of opportunities in your sector. The Find a Tender service website should pull tender opportunities from all of the respective portals listed below, which are the most commonly used tendering portals by our members, when accessing TPPL frameworks using their own portal, rather than the Delta e-sourcing portal which is utilised by TPPL’s in house tender support team.

Useful Links

 

Find A Tender

https://www.gov.uk/find-tender

 

Delta e-sourcing

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

 

ProContract Due-North (NEPO)

https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

 

etenderwales

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

 

Yortender

https://www.yortender.co.uk/

 

The Chest

https://www.the-chest.org.uk/

 

London Tenders

https://www.londontenders.org/

 

SE Shared Services

https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

 

Resources

 

The Public Contract Regulations 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/contents/made

 

The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/446/contents/made

 

Government Green Paper on transforming public procurement

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/green-paper-transforming-public-procurement

 

Public Procurement Policy – Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/public-sector-procurement-policy

 

Procurement Policy Notes (PPN)

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/procurement-policy-notes#2021

 

Contracts Finder – England

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search

 

Contracts Finder – Wales

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/search_mainpage.aspx

 

Contracts Finder – Scotland

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/search_mainpage.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

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Case Studies

Powering up in Islington

Powering up in Islington

The London Borough of Islington is a proudly diverse borough, home to people from all faiths, nationalities and backgrounds with a commitment to a more equal future for all its residents by providing a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live and work for all. The Environment directorate within Islington Council are responsible for a … Continued
Increasing accessibility on building materials

Increasing accessibility on building materials

Sovereign Housing Association provides almost 60,000 homes focused in a core area covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, the West of England and the Isle of Wight. They had identified a key business need to increase operational efficiency. Having engaged extensively with key stakeholders, Sovereign developed a business plan to ensure wider availability and … Continued
Enabling a housing association to decarbonise their fleet through an innovative cost calculator

Enabling a housing association to decarbonise their fleet through an innovative cost calculator

Tai Tarian are one of the largest social landlords in Wales and have responsibility for over 9,000 properties across the Neath Port Talbot County Borough. For the housing association, becoming more carbon friendly and decarbonising their current fleet is a top priority, and fortunately a vision that is shared across the whole organisation. However, they … Continued
Achieving significant cost savings for Cottsway Housing

Achieving significant cost savings for Cottsway Housing

Cottsway Housing provide homes for over 10,000 customers via rent and shared ownership, with a repairs and maintenance workforce of over 40 people. Cottsway have a substantial ongoing requirement for building materials to support repairs to their housing stock of over 5,000 properties – amounting to £1.5 Million per annum. They had an existing contract … Continued
Driving down costs and implementing operational efficiencies through a successful re-tendering strategy

Driving down costs and implementing operational efficiencies through a successful re-tendering strategy

Vivid Homes is one of the one of the largest providers of affordable homes and housing-related services in the south of England. Having expanded in 2016, they had a requirement to double their fleet size with a higher level of efficiency, whilst ensuring full compliance was met and maximising cost control.  They engaged TPPL to … Continued
Managing complex vehicle requirements to deliver a compliant route to market

Managing complex vehicle requirements to deliver a compliant route to market

Clarion Housing Group comprises of the country’s largest housing association, Clarion Housing, with 125,000 homes nationwide, part of the group is Clarion Response which is the repair and maintenance arm of the Group. The services provided by Clarion Response have grown significantly in recent years and with it a large variety of complex vehicle procurement … Continued
Supporting carbon neutral objectives via procurement of electric vehicle charging points

Supporting carbon neutral objectives via procurement of electric vehicle charging points

Newcastle City Council implemented a climate change strategy in 2018 with aspirations to become carbon neutral by 2030. As a result, the authority has committed to the procurement of electric vehicles via an electric by default policy – meaning all new cars and small vans will be electric powered as opposed to diesel. The procurement process … Continued
Simple efficient process to successfully procure refuse vehicles

Simple efficient process to successfully procure refuse vehicles

North Warwickshire Borough Council had a requirement to procure three 26ft refuse vehicles for green waste to replace three existing ones that were at the end of their life span. The Council needed a simplistic yet efficient process to replace their existing model of using small suppliers which was arduous, time consuming and difficult. They … Continued
Meeting electric vehicle procurement goals through technical knowledge and expertise

Meeting electric vehicle procurement goals through technical knowledge and expertise

Oxfordshire County Council has very specific and ad hoc vehicle requirements to facilitate a wide range of services delivered. Having been one of TPPL’s members since 2012, they have been supplied with a wide range of cars, vans, medium commercials buses and HGV’s. Currently, TPPL run tenders on their behalf; help with the evaluations and … Continued
Delivering single-step access to quality building materials at competitive costs

Delivering single-step access to quality building materials at competitive costs

South Holland Council own and manage over 4,000 social housing homes in the UK and have a significant maintenance and repairs team to support their requirements. As a result, their need to get quick and easy access to a full range of quality building materials on an ongoing basis is particularly high. In addition, they … Continued