We appreciate that receiving payment for the services and products you’ve supplied is hugely important to all our supply chain, particularly at this challenging time.
You can help us to ensure you receive payments promptly by submitting your invoices and other correspondence directly to our finance teams via email at
Paying our suppliers is a top priority for our teams. Please be assured we are working hard to minimise the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on payments, however there may be occasions when delays happen. If you posted invoices after 16 March and are yet to receive payment, please email the invoice to
firstname.lastname@example.org and state that you have previously posted this invoice. If you do experience issues with the payment of your invoices, please email us at
email@example.com to follow up.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Buyers | Suppliers | Research Consumables & Equipment
UK SBS provides an end to end procurement service to the public sector. Our customers include UKRI, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and its partner organisations.
Suppliers are critical to the success of our procurement service. That’s why UK SBS work with customers to select suppliers who deliver to our customers expectations.
As a public sector mutual, UK SBS shares the goals of its public sector owners and customers to deliver value for money for UK taxpayers and an ongoing focus to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of its service.
Working on behalf of the public sector, UK SBS complies with the EU Procurement Directives and UK procurement regulations in the selection of its suppliers. We are committed to improving the transparency of, and ensuring equality of access to, public sector business. Key to delivering on our commitment is our focus on removing the barriers to participating in opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
How do I become a supplier?
UK SBS does not hold an approved supplier list or maintain lists of potential suppliers. If you are interested in becoming a supplier to the public sector, UK SBS has two approaches to supplier selection - one for lower value requirements and the other for requirements above the EU threshold limits. UK SBS uses e-sourcing to support all procurements which are competitively tendered.
Lower value requirements
To fulfil lower value requirements that are not achievable through an existing contract or framework agreement, UK SBS identifies potential suppliers via:
Competitive tender requirements
UK SBS uses Contracts Finder to advertise all contract opportunities that are subject to an openly advertised competitive tendering procedure. You can search for opportunities at the following web site
Requirements above OJEU threshold limits
Requirements above the relevant OJEU threshold levels - whether renewals or for new requirements - will be taken forward in accordance with public procurement regulations, Government policy and best practice.
Opportunities are advertised through
Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), but may be changed to the utilisation of a Government portal if the UK leaves the EU.
Guide to Procurement stages
E-sourcing toolsUK SBS uses the Delta Portal as its e-sourcing tool. A guide to registering and using for the first time can be found below.
Delta Guide for Evaluators
Delta e-Sourcing Profile Manager quick start guide
Delta e-Sourcing Supplier Account Manager quick start guide
Delta e-Sourcing Supplier FAQs
Delta e-Sourcing Supplier Response Manager user guide
If you need support with using this tool, please email
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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.
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