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Doing business with the council

Find out how to apply for contracts to supply goods, work and services to us.

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All contracts with a total value of £25,000 or more are advertised on the following websites:

We also buy commonly used goods and services through Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO).

How we advertise

Estimated contract value: £0 - £5,000

Procurement process: Get a minimum of one verbal/written quote

Minimum contract opportunity publication: None

Estimated contract value: £5,000 - £25,000

Procurement process: Get 3 written quotes (where practical)

Minimum contract opportunity publication: None

Estimated contract value: £25,000 - £177,897

Procurement process: Written quotes

Minimum contract opportunity publication:

Estimated contract value: £177,897 - to relevant threshold and above

Procurement process: Formal tender process

Minimum contract opportunity publication:

Find a Tender (FTS) is the new UK e-notification service where notices for new procurements are required to be published and replaces the Official Journal of the European Union’s Tenders Electronic Daily (OJEU/TED).

What will change for businesses?

Suppliers wishing to access public sector contract opportunities in the UK where the procurement is launched after 23:00 on 31 December 2020 will need to access FTS.

These changes do not affect suppliers’ access to other domestic portals, such as Contracts Finder.

Suppliers who wish to access public sector contract opportunities in the EU or information about procurements launched by UK contracting authorities before 23:00 on 31December 2020, may continue to do so via OJEU/TED.

Suppliers and data consumers who make use of OJEU/TED data outputs will be able to access publicly available data outputs for FTS. Data is available for testing, for support please contact the Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk on 0345 410 2222 or email the Commercial Service Helpdesk.

All contracts exceeding the thresholds are advertised in the Find a Tender Service (FTS). The thresholds are:

  • £177,897 (before VAT) for supplies and services
  • £552,950 (before VAT) for social care, health and other specified services that fall under the light touch regime
  • £4,447,447 (before VAT) for works

Selection questionnaire

To help make the procurement process as accessible as possible, we use the standard selection questionnaire developed by the Crown Commercial Services.

Current procurement contracts

Contracts valued over £5,000 in total (over the length of the contract) are listed below. 

The list includes some frameworks agreements let by ESPO that are used by the council.

Current council contracts

If you have any queries about this information email

Modern slavery statement

This statement sets out Leicestershire County Council’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that
are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business or its supply chains. 

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Supplier code of conduct

The Council (in conjunction with ESPO) has developed an ethical Supplier Code of Conduct which applies to all companies/organisations that do business with the Council. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to set out principles to help suppliers to understand the standards and behaviours that are expected of them when working with the Council.

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Supplier Portal

Leicestershire County Council operate an I-Supplier Portal, which allows suppliers 24 hour access to view the status of any purchase order, invoice or payment, as well as allowing them to make amendments to their supplier account on our Oracle system.

Suppliers using the portal will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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To gain access to the Portal:

If you are an existing supplier, then send a request to

If you are a new supplier you will be able to request access during the Supplier Registration, to which you will be invited by an LCC Contact.

Further information

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