Bidding for public sector contracts

Cornwall County Council

Although Cornwall County Council does not hold an approved list of tree work contractors there is a process for contractors to go through before they are employed by the Council. To go through this process and get on the County's approved list of contractors please contact Sally Woollacott on 01872 326921 or email: swoollacott@cornwall.gov.uk or visit www.tendersincornwall.co.uk for more information and guidance.

Devon County Council

To submit a tender for a contract with Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, Mid Devon District Council, Plymouth City Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council & Torridge District Council, you must register with the ProContract's Devon Procurement Portal.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.devontenders.gov.uk.  This website provides information on the tendering process, and a list of current tender opportunities.

Dorset County Council

Details of current tender opportunities and how to apply can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/384311.  This website provides information on public procurement and how to submit a tender as well as information on the EU Services Directive which aims to break down barriers to cross border trade of services within EU countries.

Wiltshire County Council

Access to specific tender documentation issued by Wiltshire County Council is available in the Business Support section of www.wiltshire.gov.uk.  To view tender opportunities and information about working for Local Authorities, please visit www.buywiltshire.co.uk, where you can also register for Local Authority tender updates via email.

Gloucestershire County Council

Click here to go to Gloucestershire County Council's pages on tendering a contract to work with them. They provide guidance as to who to contact and how to go about putting in a tender. They also provide a free on-line course in procurement for businesses.

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Businesses registering with www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk will be able to view all current and upcoming tendering opportunities with Bath & North East Somerset Council, as well as receiving e-mail alerts of any relevant contract opportunities arising.  An on-line procurement course ‘Winning the Contract’ can be accessed at www.businesslink.gov.uk/procurement.  This will help businesses learn about public procurement and how to bid for public sector contracts.

Supplying the South West

Supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk is a growing website displaying contract opportunities from a number of councils in the South West.  You can use the portal to look for existing and upcoming contracts.  Registering with the website is free of charge and provides the benefits of  posting a profile for your company, receiving email notifications of suitable opportunities and registering an expression of interest in a published opportunity and request contract documentation. There are a wide range of participating councils from throughout the south west region.