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Suppliers can find out about and apply for Council business through:


All our tender opportunities over £5,000 are advertised on a web-based system called YORtender. Suppliers registered on YORtender can view, download, complete and return their tenders to us electronically.

We may also use YORtender to select suppliers to provide us with quotations.

It is a free service and anyone with internet access and an email address can register and use it. Many local authorities and other public sector organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber region advertise tender opportunities on YORtender.

We strongly recommend that any supplier wanting to do business with the Council registers on YORtender and is set up to receive automatic electronic ‘alerts’ when future tender opportunities are advertised in the categories they are interested in.

Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)

A summary of the Prior Information Notices (PINS) published by the Council on OJEU is available below.

If the total value of what we want to buy through one tender is above the EU threshold it will be advertised on YORtender but we must also advertise it on OJEU.

OJEU is accessed via

We would also recommend that suppliers ensure they are set up for electronic tender alerts on OJEU.

Soft market tests adverts

From time to time we invite the market to talk to us about specific service solutions and potential new areas of contracting. We do this by publishing soft market tests/market soundings through a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on OJEU.

Local press and trade journals

Occasionally, we may place tender advertisements in the local press and/or relevant trade journals.

What contracts does the Council already have?

We already have many contracts with suppliers for a wide range of goods, works and services. Further information on these contracts is available on our Contracts Register.

Bradford Council Prior Information Notices

The following PINs have been published on OJEU

Date Published Description Contact Person Estimated Cost
15/04/2016 Welfare advice services Bradford District wide Mohammed Zafar £2,700,000
04/05/2016 Servicing, maintenance and installation of ceiling track and mobile hoists Trevor Foster £485,000
12/05/2016 Homelessness day shelter service Kerry James £583,561
25/05/2016 St George's Hall Improvement Project Nicholas Cragg £4,200,000
June/July/August 2016 NO PINS ISSUED    
30/09/2016 IBM Software Licencing and Support Catherine Mullins £450,000
October / November / December 2016 NO PINS ISSUED    
January 2017 NO PINS ISSUED    
28/02/2017 Mental Health Wellbeing Service Leonie Heyes not known
28/03/2017 Positive Behavioral Support Service Mary Brittle £1,800,000

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