Procurement in government
The following websites provide information aimed directly at suppliers interested in public sector contracts.
Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) information includes plans of how Government is planning to change it s culture of procurement and spending, include its approach to doing business with small and medium sized enterprises.
- Efficiency Reform Group (website)
HM Revenue and Customs information includes Suppliers Guide to selling to HM Revenue & Customs, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Contracts in Place, Terms and Conditions and Working with other Departments.
- Suppliers guide to selling to HM Revenue & Customs (HM Revenue & Customs website)
The Home Office information includes Changing the way we buy Goods and Services, Standard Terms and Conditions and Information for Suppliers.
- Procurement (Home Office website)
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) information includes a guide for suppliers, a guide for buyers, tender documentation and current tender opportunities.
- Procurement (BIS website)
The Department of Health (DH) provides information about purchasing and tenders within DH and the NHS, and also serves as a guide for submitting proposals; for research and development, and covers public private partnerships (PPP), whose two main areas are the private finance initiative (PFI) and NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT).
- Procurement and proposals (Department of Health website)
SIMAP aims to support an effective Single Market by encouraging suppliers and contracting entities to adopt best practices and use electronic commerce and information technology to provide all the information needed to deliver value for money in public procurement.
- Simap - information about European public procurement (European Union website)
Guidestar UK is an independent charity established in 2003 with the aim of promoting the UK's voluntary and community sector.
- GuideStar UK (website)
Supplying Government This site, produced by OGC and Business Link, gives advice to businesses on selling products and services to Government in England, including an introduction to the Government Procurement Code of Good Practice, contact points in Government organisations, where to find advertised contract opportunities and contact details and links to equivalent sites in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Supply2.gov.uk (website)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain. Its mission is to protect people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled. HSE currently has a number of centrally negotiated contracts in place for goods and services and also has a number of other contracts for services such as research.
- Selling to HSE (HSE website)
Procurement Information for Parliament for information about the procurement arrangements for the House of Commons and the House of Lords. (House of Lords Procurement Officer).
- Procurement Information for Parliament (Parliament website)
The following websites do not feature supplier focused information but may contain information of general interest to suppliers.
Tribunals Service arranges and hears appeals on decisions on a wide range of issues. The Tribunals Service is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice.
- Tribunals Service (website)
The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament. We are totally independent of Government. We audit the accounts of all Government departments and agencies as well as a wide range of other public bodies, and report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which Government bodies have used public money.
- National Audit Office (website)
HM Revenue and Customs is a Government department with responsibility for collecting billions of pounds in revenue each year in VAT, other taxes and customs duties. It also has a vital front-line role in providing protection from illegal imports of drugs, alcohol and tobacco smuggling and tax fraud.
- HM Revenue & Customs (website)
The Pension Service The Pension Serviceis part of the Department for Work and Pensions. It’s aim is to improve the service provided to current and future pensioners.
- Who to contact at The Pension Service (Directgov website)
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is responsible for the Government's programmes on the environment, food and rural affairs. Its remit is the pursuit of sustainable development - weaving together economic, social and environmental concerns.
Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system in Great Britain.
- Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (website)
The UK Debt Management Office (DMO) The DMO's brief is to carry out the Government's debt management policy of minimising financing costs over the long term, taking account of risk, and to manage the aggregate cash needs of the Exchequer in the most cost-effective way, in both cases consistently with the objectives of monetary and any wider policy considerations.
The Disability and Carers Directorate (DCD) supports disabled people and their carers, whether or not they are able to work. The directorate is responsible for providing an efficient, reliable and considerate system of Disability Benefits, and for all disability civil rights issues.
- Disability and Carers Service (DWP website)
- Disabled people (Directgov website)
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (website)
Department for Communities and Local Government is responsible for local and regional Government, housing, planning, fire, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal.