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Suppliers can find out about and apply for Council business through:


All our tender opportunities over £5,000 are advertised on a web-based system called YORtender. Suppliers registered on YORtender can view, download, complete and return their tenders to us electronically.

We may also use YORtender to select suppliers to provide us with quotations.

It is a free service and anyone with internet access and an email address can register and use it. Many local authorities and other public sector organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber region advertise tender opportunities on YORtender.

We strongly recommend that any supplier wanting to do business with the Council registers on YORtender and is set up to receive automatic electronic ‘alerts’ when future tender opportunities are advertised in the categories they are interested in.

Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)

A summary of the Prior Information Notices (PINS) published by the Council on OJEU is available below.

If the total value of what we want to buy through one tender is above the EU threshold it will be advertised on YORtender but we must also advertise it on OJEU.

OJEU is accessed via

We would also recommend that suppliers ensure they are set up for electronic tender alerts on OJEU.

Soft market tests adverts

From time to time we invite the market to talk to us about specific service solutions and potential new areas of contracting. We do this by publishing soft market tests/market soundings through a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on OJEU.

Local press and trade journals

Occasionally, we may place tender advertisements in the local press and/or relevant trade journals.

What contracts does the Council already have?

We already have many contracts with suppliers for a wide range of goods, works and services. Further information on these contracts is available on our Contracts Register.

Bradford Council Prior Information Notices

The following PINs have been published on OJEU

Date Published Description Contact Person Estimated Cost
October, November, December 2016 No PINS issued    
Jan-17 No PINS issued    
28/02/2017 Mental Health Wellbeing Service Leonie Heyes not known
28/03/2017 Positive Behavioral Support Service Mary Brittle £1,800,000
April, May, June, July 2017 No PINS issued    
18/08/2017 Expression of Interest to provide Digital Autopsy as a service to the Council and other organisations Andrew Gale not known
08/09/2017 Housing IT System Zoe Nichols not known
12/09/2017 Independent Advocacy Services across the Bradford District Leonie Heyes £3,161,834
10/10/2017 Framework for Short Breaks Tier 2 Provision Ben Waters £450,000
November, December 2017 No PINS issued    
15/06/2018 Public Health (0-19) Children’s Service Mohammed Zafar £55,000,000

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