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Commercial procurement

We spend approximately £144 million each year buying goods and services through our commercial procurement processes.

This helps provide facilities and services to the residents of York.

Find out more about:

Tendering for contracts

YORtender online tendering

We use the online portal YORtender for our competitive tendering processes. If you're interested to supplying to us, register on YORtender.

YORtender allows for a fair and transparent tendering process.

Before awarding contracts, our Procurement Team can:

  • invite suppliers
  • publish quotation documents
  • evaluate all responses

Registration is free. You'll start receiving email alerts on relevant projects as soon as you've completed your supplier registration and chosen your relevant categories.

See the YORtender contracts register for details of who we and other local authorities have already awarded contracts to.

Learn how we've improved our procurement process for minor building works contracts worth between £25k and 100k.

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Find a Tender Service

From 1 January 2021, following the transition period, any UK public sector opportunity above public procurement thresholds will also be published to the new UK e-notification service, the Find a Tender Service (FTS).

Suppliers may wish to:

  • register for notifications of above public procurement threshold opportunities from the wider UK public sector
  • view information on which suppliers have been appointed to public sector contracts, following above threshold procurement exercises

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Procurement framework agreements

There's a wide range of existing procurement framework agreements accessible by local authorities.

See further information about framework agreements from the following organisations:

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Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

We're one of 13 local authorities who are founder members of the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO).

YPO has agreements (or 'frameworks') that are:

  • ready-made for you to access
  • quick and simple to use
  • value for money

YPO can offer you support with:

  • making savings
  • unlocking budget constraints
  • providing front-line services
  • compliance
  • social value
  • education services

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Also see

Procurement Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA