Public Sector Procurement Opportunities
Due to the diverse range of responsibilities of different public sector organisations there is a wide range of opportunities for businesses of all types to supply to the public sector.
These opportunities are advertised on specific systems and businesses interested in the public sector market should use the links below as a starting point, with regular opportunities posted on the systems below.
Local Authorities and Central Government Opportunities
The Chest: North West Opportunities Portal
Lower value tender opportunities are posted by local authorities from across the North West on this website, including Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and Warrington's local authorities.
Find A Tender
High-value opportunities (usually above £118,000) from local authorities across the UK can be found using this service.
Crown Commercial Service
The Crown Commercial Service are the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK. The service helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK with billions of pounds of spending each year. They have a wide range of commercial agreements and offer several routes for businesses to get involved, two of which are shown below:
National Contracts Finder
This service allows businesses to search for public sector contracting opportunities over £10,000 for central government and over £25,000 for local government.
Register on the Government eMarketplace system for low-value, simple products and services where buyers can request a quote and buy through catalogues.
Public Contracts Scotland
The portal for opportunities with public sector bodies in Scotland.
The portal for opportunities with public sector bodies in Wales.
Northern Ireland Opportunities
There are two systems for opportunities with public sector bodies in Northern Ireland.
Specific departments, organisations and projects within the public sector have their own portals that advertise opportunities.
NHS Supply Chain
In 2019 the NHS spent £5.7 billion on everyday hospital consumables, common goods, high value healthcare consumables and capital medical equipment.
The Blue Light portal has opportunities from the ambulance, fire and police services.
Ministry of Defence
The Defence Sourcing Portal is the one-stop-shop for contract opportunities, tendering and information on doing business with the Ministry of Defence.