E-tendering, contract and tendering management system

Important information for potential suppliers

Cheshire East Borough Council uses eTendering  / eSourcing software known as “The Chest” the system provided and supported by Proactis. This system ensures that the Councils’ tendering process is efficient, transparent and accessible to the full potential supplier market.

The e-tendering portal will be the main method of tendering for procurements over £25,000. All procurements over £25,000 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 Chest you can have the potential to see current opportunities across the North West of England.

When registering suppliers will be asked to specify the goods / services that provided and the areas / Councils that you wish to provide to. If any Request for Quotes (RFQ's), or Invitation to Tenders (ITT's). Any opportunities that are posted on the Chest that match the criteria that you have entered when registering, will lead to you automatically receive an email notification advising you of the details and deadlines for the opportunity – note you are not obliged to provide quotations or a 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 or if you are not already registered, please select the ‘Register FREE’ option.

Contact us

Corporate Procurement Unit
Cheshire East Council


Page last reviewed: 29 April 2024