The purpose of this web page is to provide advice to prospective suppliers on how to do business with the council, let you know when contracts are due for renewal and tell you about our procurement strategy.

All contracts are awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous solution for the council, taking into account whole life costs, quality and sustainability.

Local firms are encouraged to compete for contracts.

The vast majority of our business is covered by formal contractual arrangements, for which invitations to tender are publicly advertised.

E-tendering portal

We use the e-procurement portal known as the Proactis ProContract portal to conduct our procurement exercises.

The procurement portal enables all registered suppliers to receive email updates on new contract opportunities and express an interest without being an approved supplier. 

If you have not already done so, please complete a quick registration process on ProContract to receive notifications and be able to express an interest in any opportunities. During the initial registration you will be required to choose which category you are interested in supplying.  When an opportunity is published within that category, an email will be sent advising you that a new opportunity is available.

If you already have an existing supplier account registered with ProContract, please ensure you update the regions of interest settings (so you receive emails about new opportunities in the area specified) to include Worcestershire (UKG12) against any existing workgroups.  If you are unsure how to update these settings, please speak to the helpdesk using the contact details below.

There is no charge for registering and the ProContract registration page can be accessed through the link below:

For technical/ navigational queries about the portal please contact ProContract on 0330 005 0352 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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