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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

Contact Name


A four stage approach (with break clause after each stage) for the delivery of CMBDC’s Bereavement Strategy in relation to its crematoria.


Antonio Smith


October, November, December 2016

No PINS issued




No PINS issued




Mental Health Wellbeing Service

Leonie Heyes

not known


Positive Behavioral Support Service

Mary Brittle


April, May, June, July 2017

No PINS issued




Expression of Interest to provide Digital Autopsy as a service to the Council and other organisations

Andrew Gale

not known


Housing IT System

Zoe Nichols

not known


Independent Advocacy Services across the Bradford District

Leonie Heyes



Independent Advocacy Services across the Bradford District

Leonie Heyes



Framework for Short Breaks Tier 2 Provision

Ben Waters


November, December 2017

No PINS issued




Public Health (0-19) Children’s Service

Mohammed Zafar


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