Information For Suppliers

The Procurement East Contracts Database is an information store only. Although it can help suppliers to identify when a public sector organisation’s contracts are due for renewal, it does not provide any facility for the advertising of those contracts.

Listed below are links to a number of advertising web-sites and portals, along with some explanation about which organisations use them to advertise their opportunities.

Please note that this list is not intended to be exhaustive. If you are a supplier, portal provider or public sector organisation in the East of England and you would like us to provide a link to your web-site from this page, then please e-mail us ( with the relevant information.

National And High Value Contract Opportunities

For any contract opportunities valued over the EU Procurement Regulations Thresholds, UK public sector organisations are required to advertise in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). These opportunities would include any national or regional “framework” contracts set up by the major public sector buying organisations in the UK, such as the Government Procurement Service and Pro5.

All of these opportunities are advertised on the main UK public sector advertising portal, Contracts Finder, which is managed and supported by Business Link. Some organisations, particularly central government departments, also advertise their lower value contract opportunities on Contracts Finder and the site collates contract opportunities advertised on many other advertising web-sites used across the UK public sector.

Regional And Lower Value Contract Opportunities

There are a number of existing collaborative advertising portals used by groups of public sector organisations in the East of England.

Suffolk Sourcing is an E-Tendering and Contract Management system jointly operated by Suffolk County, District and Borough Councils.

Source Cambridgeshire is an advertising portal used by the County, District and Borough Councils across the county of Cambridgeshire.

Supply Hertfordshire as an advertising portal for opportunities advertised by local authorities and other public sector organisations based in Hertfordshire

Procurement Agency Essex runs an advertising portal used by most of the local authorities and other public sector organisations in the county of Essex

Large Authority Contract Opportunities

Some larger authorities operate their own contract opportunities web-sites and these are listed below where known.

Central Bedfordshire Council
Essex County Council
Luton Borough Council
Norfolk County Council - Norfolk also advertise contract opportunities via their Twitter account: @NCCContracts
Peterborough City Council
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

If any of the links on this page don’t work, please let us know and we will get them corrected as soon as possible. E-mail details to