Apply for a Tender with this Council

To see current Tendering Opportunities please click on the link below.

For construction opportunities further afield, Build East Midlands has been developed to support sub contractors across the region. To view opportunities please visit the main Build East Midlands website.

What is a tender?

A tender is a bid made in a competition with a group of potential suppliers. Tenders are all opened at the same time. They are then evaluated in a fair and auditable manner using the criteria for award specified in the invitation to tender. Deviation from the published award criteria is illegal.

Why are the different types of tender?

Open tenders are one-stage tenders where all bids are evaluated and a successful tender chosen. Restricted tenders are two-stage tenders where you are sent a Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) first to help us draw up a shortlist. Only the short listed progress to the second, main tender stage.

How can I improve my tenders?

You should state the Tender Reference Number and return date on the front of the envelope. Otherwise do not put anything else on the envelope, particularly your name. And remember, we can't give you business if you miss the tender deadline or don't follow the instructions.

What are your payment terms?

For most contracts our payment terms are 30 days from us getting the invoice. We pay by BACS and pay over 95% of our invoices on time. You must quote a purchase order number on the invoice.

Who do I talk to about an order I am working on?

If you know the person who placed the original order, you can contact them directly. Just have your purchase order number handy.

I have not received payment for an invoice - who do I talk to?

If it is over our normal 30 days, contact us:

Expenditure section
South Northamptonshire Council
The Forum
Moat Lane
NN12 6AD

Telephone: 01327 322322 (Have your purchase order number handy)

What are SNC's standard terms and conditions?

How do I find out more?

For more detailed information on doing business with us call us on
Telephone: 01327 322113

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