Supplying the council

Electronic tendering with the chest

The Chest is an eTendering portal which has been created to give suppliers easier access to more local authority business.

So how do suppliers use it?

Suppliers simply register for free on The Chest and search for suitable contract opportunities that have been placed there by the region's councils.

The beauty of The Chest for suppliers is that opportunities on The Chest can be tendered for electronically.

For suppliers this has a number of advantages:

  • You can access the tender documents on-line, 24 hours a day - whenever it's convenient for you,
  • You can widen your potential for business opportunities, many local authorities are switching to on-line procurement processes and, therefore, suppliers who register on The Chest will be at a significant advantage to their competitors,
  • You can widen your potential markets and do business with a host of public sector organisations across the region

As mentioned above registration is free all you need to do is visit The Chest website. Select the Register FREE option in the navigation panel on the left hand side of the screen and you will be presented with a number of on-line forms which you can complete.