A message from the Department for Transport

It is Department for Transport procurement policy to compete procurement opportunities wherever possible and to use established framework agreements where these exist and offer value.  Detailed information about the Department’s procurement process and how to engage with it can be found  Department for Transport – How we buy guide.  From there potential suppliers can link through to our sourcing portal and register.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is the national procurement partner for the UK public sector and provides a route to market for common goods and services.  CCS commercial agreements are published as frameworks, catalogues, and dynamic purchasing systems and details of these and how to access them as a supplier can be found on their website at crowncommercial.gov.uk.  Guidance on becoming a CCS supplier is also available at gov.uk/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier

Where no established framework agreement exists, procurement opportunities are currently advertised in:

  • Contracts Finder: where the value of the procurement opportunity is above £10,000 – contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
  • The Official Journal of the European Union:  where the value of the procurement opportunity is above the relevant EU threshold – ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do Registering with Tenders Electronic daily (TED) allows you to receive e-mail alerts based on your search profiles.  From 1st January 2021 OJEU will be replaced with Find a Tender to post and view public sector procurement notices.  Please find further information on Gov.uk.

The Department does not currently publish a single pipeline of future procurement activity but does plan to do so in the near future. Until it does so you may find it useful to look at the Highways England, Network Rail and HS2 Ltd, published versions.

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