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Guide for contractors and suppliers

How to find out about our contracts

The Chest

South Ribble Borough Council has implemented the regional e-procurement portal "The Chest".

The Chest has been developed for use by Councils registered to use the system 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 procurement opportunities and to grow and develop to the benefit of the local economy.

The Chest provides for tenders and quotations to be advertised/ invited, received, completed and submitted electronically, providing efficiencies for both buyers and suppliers. Additionally suppliers may register to receive e-alerts for new procurement opportunities that they may be interested in.

Supplier registration and use of The Chest is free of charge.

To register and view South Ribble Council and other procurement opportunities on The Chest please visit

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder (opens new window) is the National Procurement Portal specifically referred to in the 2015 Public Contracts Regulations on which all local government opportunities which are openly advertised and above £25,000, must be advertised. (£10,000 for Central Government). 

Find a Tender

Find a Tender (opens new window) is used to advertise procurement opportunities above the relevant public procurement thresholds and subject to the Public Contracts Regulations

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