All Council tenders are advertised on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS)(external link) online portal. You’ll need to register with GETS(external link) if you want to receive notifications of upcoming open public tender opportunities. You can do it online and it’s free, but you will need a RealMe(external link) account to do so.
The tendering process
Once you have identified an opportunity to respond to - You need to read, understand and respond to the tender. The tender documents will provide all of the required information about the contract and the format of the response. You can also ask questions and seek clarification if necessary.
Make sure you understand the timetable of the tender and submit your bid before the closing date and time.
The Council will then
- Evaluate and negotiate - Responses will be evaluated using the method set out in the tender documents. This may include presentations and site visits if required.
- Award a contract - Successful and unsuccessful participants will be notified of the outcome. Details of the tender award will be publicly published on GETS.
- Manage the Contract - Performance will be evaluated throughout the life of the contract to ensure value is being delivered according to the terms of the contract.