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13.1 Supplying the Southwest Contract Portal

The Council advertises all of its tenders and other business opportunities on the South West Contract Portal. To be able to access and bid for these opportunities, as well as receive alerts when tenders and expressions of interest are advertised, your organisation will need to register as a supplier. This is a very easy and straightforward process and full details of how to register and use the Portal can be found at

Details of all forthcoming contracts are advertised through the Council’s e-procurement system via the Portal and by registering, suppliers can also access past, current and future contract information, and submit bids electronically. Registering on the Portal and allows you to regularly update your organisation’s details, including the goods and services they offer, along with supporting documentation such as brochures and price lists.  Local authorities and businesses themselves frequently access this information to identify and engage with potential suppliers so being signed up to the Portal is in everyone’s interest.