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How to do business with us

We have produced a  Guide for contractors and suppliers which explains how we carry out our procurement activities, including the rules and regulations we must comply with and how you can apply for council contracts.

South Ribble Borough Council uses the North West Regional e-procurement Portal The Chest.

The Chest has been developed for use by councils across the North West and brings together buyers and suppliers on to a single regional website, making it easier for businesses to find out about new procurement opportunities and to grow and develop to the benefit of the local economy.

The Chest allows tenders and quotations to be received and submitted electronically and for suppliers to receive e-alerts for new procurement opportunities they may be interested in.

Supplier registration and use of the system is free of charge.

Register now as a supplier The Chest to:

  • view opportunities for both South Ribble Borough Council and other North West authorities
  • access and participate in tendering or quotation exercises free of charge
  • receive email updates on opportunities that match your profile

You can also find our advertised procurement opportunities above £25,000 on Contracts Finder, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Our  Social Value Policy (PDF) [650KB]  outlines our approach to social value and how we will integrate economic, environmental and social responsibility into our procurement processes.

For more information check out our Procurement Policy which describes our vision and priorities, central to our procurement processes.

You can also view our Sustainable Procurement Policy

If you have any questions contact us:

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