Portsmouth City Council recognises there are many contractors or suppliers that are unable to bid successfully for large contracts due to the size or age of their business.

They may, however, be able to for fulfil a key role in our supply chain as sub-contractors or suppliers of material, equipment or goods to our main contractors.

To help develop this supply chain, we would like to hear from such companies that wish to be considered for this type of specific contract, as and when they are advertised.

All expressions of interest received from companies identifying themselves as sub-contractors or suppliers will, at the tendering stage, be passed on to the shortlisted tenderers, who may then wish to include you within their return tender submission.

We cannot suggest to our main contractors which companies to use but, by putting you in touch with them, you can offer them commercially acceptable proposals.

Current opportunities and expressing an interest

The council generally uses e-procurement technology to list current tender opportunities (and for bidders to submit bids, responses and e-auctions). The e-procurement system the council uses is called In-Tend.

Register your company on In-Tend to see the current tender opportunities, before expressing interest as a sub-contractor or supplier.

To express an interest in any of the projects, email us at procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk clearly stating which project you are interested in. Give a contact name, telephone number and brief details on the elements or supplies you are interested in providing.