the website work better, as well as to provide information on how
the site is used. By continuing to use our site, we’ll assume you’re
okay with this.
Read more about the Cookies used here.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We use the East Midlands Tenders portal to conduct all of our procurement exercises.
The use of this system allows a full audit trail of communications with all tenderers to ensure full confidentiality of all documentation and correspondence until the deadline for the receipt of submissions.
If you are seeking to provide goods and services to Leicestershire County Council or are responding to a public notice advertising an opportunity being let by the Council, please register your company details at the Council’s tendering website.
Once the registration process is completed, you will have access to a wide range of opportunities being let by numerous local authorities in the UK who use this portal for their procurements, in addition to those let by Leicestershire County Council, which you may wish to express interest in.
The East Midlands Tenders portal supplier help pages will assist you in registering your company, guide you to the opportunity you are looking for and how to respond to it.
If you need to contact commissioning support as a result of registering for a specific opportunity, you should only use the messaging function, which is contained within the relevant contract dashboard on the portal.
The East Midlands Tenders portal is operated on behalf of Leicestershire County Council by Proactis and members of the commissioning support unit have no access to any of the supplier response processes.
If you should experience any problems or require assistance in using the East Midlands Tenders portal please read the reference guides available on the portal.
If after reading these reference guides you are still unable to resolve your issue and require support please contact the Due North technical support team.
This action will auto-log a support ticket in the new PROACTIS Supplier Support Helpdesk.
On logging a ticket, if you have not already logged one before, you will be issued with a registration email that will give you instructions to allow you to log in, log, review and update your own tickets.
In emergency situations you can contact the Supplier Support Service Desk on +44 (0)330 005 0352 but this should be by exception and not as a rule and you should already have logged a support ticket prior to your call. Telephone lines are open from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding English public holidays.
Please note: the technical support team will not be able to answer any tender related or contract opportunity specific enquiries. These must only be submitted via the messaging function as described above.
If you are contacting the commissioning support unit to expedite invoice payments from the Council, you will need to contact the Council respresentative who should be named on the purchase order you will have received prior to commencing work or providing services to the Council.