UK SBS has two approaches to supplier selection, one for low value requirements and the other for above the EU threshold requirements.
Below EU threshold Requirements
UK SBS does not hold an approved supplier list or maintain lists of potential suppliers.
For low value requirements which are not available through existing contracts and framework agreements, UK SBS will proactively seek suppliers utilising the following methods to identify potential sources of supply:
- suppliers' catalogues
- trade information
- Yellow Pages
- national, local and trade press
- existing suppliers
- Contracts Finder
EU threshold requirements and above
When new products or services are identified, or when an existing procurement arrangement is to be renewed, UK SBS will initiate an EU procurement process.
Sourcing exercises are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), which is published daily from Luxembourg.
Web: Tenders Electronic Daily
Any company within the EU member states can register its interest, provided it can meet the stated criteria. Full details of how to register your company’s interest in a sourcing exercise will be contained in the Contract Notice which appears in the OJEU.
Sourcing exercises are governed by the UK Regulations that implement the European Union Procurement directives.
It is only by responding to a Contract Notice in the OJEU that you can register your interest in becoming a supplier to UK SBS.
All UK SBS procurements are conducted in a fair and open manner. Records are made at all stages in order that the procedure is fully auditable.
In addition to these UK SBS approaches to market, suppliers may also be interested in visiting the following website for the latest details on government sourcing opportunities: Contracts Finder