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Suppliers can now access the ‘Supplier Guide to Tendering’ document created by the Joint Contracting Group for all suppliers on UKUPC frameworks.

Public sector tendering involves a formal process designed to provide suppliers with a fair, equal and transparent opportunity to supply but which has a particular structure and a formulaic approach to bidding. 

This guidance has been produced to assist potential bidders to navigate that process and to take full advantage of the tender opportunity. It has been developed to assist you with tendering and give you information about the process and how to respond to the “Invitation to Tender (ITT)”. This resource is particularly beneficial to those unfamiliar with public sector tendering.

It has been created with SMEs in mind to give you support where you might not have specialist bid writers within your organisation.  SMEs make up a large proportion of the UKUPC supply base and we recognise the flexibility and high levels of customer service that you can offer to your customers, which is the standard we are looking for to service our members’ requirements. 

For an overview of the supplier guide to tendering please watch the interactive presentation below or use this link. You can use the arrows to move through each section, or for a more interactive experience, click directly on the required section of the video you are most interested in.

Supplier guide to tendering

This video can be shared freely with any colleagues you feel may be interested and full details can be found in the downloadable PDF guide.

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