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.
Find A Tender
ProContract Due-North (NEPO)
SE Shared Services
The Public Contract Regulations 2015
The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015
Government Green Paper on transforming public procurement
Public Procurement Policy – Guidance
Procurement Policy Notes (PPN)
Contracts Finder – England
Contracts Finder – Wales
Contracts Finder – Scotland
Or speak to one of our Regional Business Development Managers.