This may not be a full list of current tender opportunities. For further information on how to find tender opportunities please see tenders - finding opportunities to supply the council
Conservation and Fabric Repairs to St Mary's Church Bedford (PDF 25KB). Closing date for receipt of electronic PQQ is 12.00 noon Friday 24th May 2013
Flat Roof Replacements - Schools (PDF 36KB). Closing date for receipt of electronic PQQ is 12.00 noon Friday 31st May 2013.
Dog Warden and Stray Dog Kennelling Service (PDF 26KB) Closing date for receipt of electronic ITT is 12 noon Thursday 13th June 2013
Project Management Support - Log on to Care Project. Closing date for receipt of ITT is Friday 24th May at 12.00 noon.
Accommodation Services in Care Homes with and without Nursing. (PDF 25KB) Invitation to care home providers to attend a briefing on 28th May 2013 between 1.30 and 2.30 pm.
Flitwick Football Centre (Pitches) - Construction of new external pitches. (PDF 27KB) Deadline for Expression of interest: Wednesday 29th May 2013. Deadline for receipt of Electronic Tenders: 12:00 noon Wednesday 12th June 2013.
Improving Thermal Efficiency to Cross Wall Constructed Properties. (PDF 26KB) Deadline for receipt of electronic Expressions of Interest is 12.00 noon Friday 14th June 2013
Corridor Widening Oak Bank Special School, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire (PDF 35KB). Closing date for Expressions of Interest is Thursday 30 May 2013. Closing date for submission of electronic tenders is 12.00 Friday 21st June 2013.
If you are looking for supply opportunities, including sub-contracting, there are a number of steps you can follow:
Find out what types of goods and services the council buys:
Have a look at the expenditure over £500 details on our Transparency pages.
Find out if a current contract exists:
All contracts with a total value of £60,000 or above are listed on the Register of Contracts. Where a contract already exists, it is unlikely that there will be a supply opportunity until the contract is due for renewal.
Current tender opportunities can be advertised in a number of ways depending on the contract value and the type of purchase being made. The list below sets out some of the places that the council might use to publish its tender advertisements (or Contract Notices if above EU thresholds):
- On our Supplier website where you can register your details, view any current tenders and express an interest
- On the council's website - on our Procurement page
- In the Official Journal of the European Union (for tenders in excess of the threshold for application of the full EU procurement directives)
- In Contracts Finder (a search facility provided by Business Link) – a free service but registration may be required (please note not all our tenders may appear on this site)
- In national and/or local press
- In relevant trade journals
If you are interested in participating in a tender exercise you can obtain the documents by following the instructions set out in the individual advertisement.
If you wish to tender for a particular contract you should refer to the instructions set out in the individual quotation and tender documents.
Please do not send unsolicited marketing material as it cannot be taken into consideration when conducting competitive procurement exercises.
In addition, Business Link provides more general guidance on how to quote or tender for public sector work. The guidance is based on selling to the Government but local authorities are bound by the same procurement legislation and similar principles.
Business Link also provides a link to a free online training module called ‘Winning the Contract’.
The Procurement Team is currently working to improve the information provided in the procurement pages. If you have any suggestions or would like to comment on the information provided please do so by emailing email@example.com