E-tendering, contract and tendering management system

Important information for potential suppliers

1st April 2010 sees Cheshire East Borough Council implementing the Pro Contract eSourcing software provided by Due North. The introduction of an electronic tender and contract management system will make the procurement process leaner, more efficient, more transparent and accessible to the market. The e-tendering portal will be the main method of tendering for procurements over £10,000. All procurements over £10,000 will be advertised via the e-tendering portal. Therefore, all potential suppliers to Cheshire East Council will need to register with ‘The Chest', the section within the portal where the procurement activity will occur. The Chest gives suppliers the visibility to see current opportunities available from Cheshire East Council, along with opportunities from other bodies. The Chest is used by over 30 Local Authorities in the North West of England; by registering on the The Chest you can have the potential to see current opportunities across the North West of England.

When registering you will be asked to specify the goods / services that you provide and the areas / Councils that you wish to provide to. If any Request for Quotes (RFQ's), prequalification questionnaires (PQQ’s) or Invitation to Tenders (ITT's) are posted that match the criteria that you have entered when registering you will automatically receive an email notification advising you of the details and deadlines for the required service - you are not obliged to provide quotations or tender if you do not wish to. Full user guides for registering as well as contact details if you require any help are available on The Chest.
Additional supplier information is available on The Chest from the Suppliers Area and includes:

Contact us

Corporate Procurement Unit
Cheshire East Council


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