The money that we spend is largely from public funds and we have a moral and legal duty to ensure that value for money is achieved.

The procurement process must:

  • Achieve value for money for Places for People and our customers
  • Be transparent, fair and achieve the highest standards of integrity
  • Comply with public procurement legislation and our own procedures, visions and values.

What we look for

  • Financial, commercial and technical capability to meet our requirements
  • Commitment to equal opportunities, environmental issues, safe systems of working and corporate responsibility
  • If you're a contractor (building, grounds maintenance, cleaning) we encourage you to be Constructionline accredited and CHAS compliant or similar Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) as a pre-qualifying standard.

Current tenders

We are required to advertise certain contracts that exceed specified threshold levels in either or both of Contracts Finder and the Official Journal of the European Union. 

By registering as a supplier you will be able to:

  • Post a profile of your company, indicating what sorts of opportunity you are interested in
  • Receive email notifications whenever opportunities matching your profile become available
  • Register an expression of interest in a published opportunity
  • Request contract documentation to be sent to you.

Register as a supplier

You can register as a potential supplier, and view opportunities, on our e-sourcing portal.

Tender process

Details on our tender thresholds, procedures, evaluation and awarding process.