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Supplier Journey

This guide is not a substitute for legal and professional advice. When you are bidding for business you must ask the public body for specific details about each opportunity you are interested in. General advice and guidance is available through the Supplier Development Programme. When the public sector buys goods, works or services it has to follow strict rules. This means that bidding for a public sector contract can seem complicated and time consuming.


The Supplier Journey:


  • explains the process of awarding a public sector contract in straightforward terms

  • sets out what buyers expect you to do at each stage in that process

  • gives practical information on how you can find out about business opportunities, how to bid for business and what to expect when delivering the contract

  • tells you what support is available to help you win business and what you can do if you are unsuccessful


The Journey is split into three zones and you can jump directly to the zone you are interested in by clicking on one of the zones in the left hand column.


If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Supplier Journey, please contact us.


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