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Tenders and procurement

Procurement in the City of London

This section provides information on how the City of London procures, tendering opportunities and how suppliers can get involved. The City of London spends approximately £200 million a year on goods, services and works.

Tendering opportunities and how to become a supplier

​The City of London Corporation have introduced a new portal called capitalEsourcingfor all new tender opportunities. This is a phased implementation plan with all new tender opportunities being advertised on capitalEsourcing. Existing tender opportunities (prior to the 2 of April 2015) are still advertised on the London Tender portal. Please register on the capitalEsourcing portal if you are interested in supplying the City of London.

We also purchase off public framework agreements, for example from the LCSG (London Contracts Supplies Group) or CCS (Crown Commercial Service).

You can visit our How to become a City of London supplier page for more details and occasional soft market engagement announcements. Additional info can also be found on Useful links for contract opportunities page.

Current and future procurement opportunities

Contracts list

​The City of London operates a combination of devolved and centralised procurement. There is a range of commonly used goods and services which are procured through contracts set up centrally. Our contract lists page includes a list of corporate contracts and departmental contact details.

Procurement rules and regulations

​In its capacity as local authority, there are regulations at a European, national and local level which the City of London has to comply with when procuring goods, services and works. This page also includes details of relevant procurement thresholds.

Terms and conditions

​Our Terms and conditions page contains a wide range of downloadable Terms and Conditions covering a wide range of value and nature of contracts, including those specifically designed to suit the small and medium-sized enterprises applicable to contracts under the value of £250k.

Sustainable procurement

​We have a strong commitment to our environment and our diverse communities, both within the Square Mile and the deprived boroughs surrounding the City. Our sustainable procurement page contains supplier guidance, details on how the City of London supports local purchasing and employment in order to stimulate the economies of our neighbouring boroughs, details about the Considerate Contractor Scheme and information about how we support businesses and communities.

Living Wage

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​The City of London Corporation is an accredited Living Wage employer. Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.

There are two rates of Living Wage: one for those based in Greater London (London Living Wage) and another rate for the rest of the UK (UK Living Wage).

Current hourly rates for London Living Wage and UK Living Wage

City of London Procurement Strategy 2015-2018

The City of London Procurement Strategy aims to further transform the existing procurement service to a high performing one during the next three years, ensuring results are sustainable and deliver a quality service to all City Corporation departments. 

City Procurement will play a vital role in how the City buys and pays for the goods, works and services it needs and is there to assist the organisation achieve key policy targets and reduce budgetary pressures.

The strategy is an ambitious programme of improvement, which sets high standards for Members, Senior Officers and all staff and is focused around four strategic themes during the next three years. The strategic themes are:

  • Operational Excellence
  • Value for Money
  • Corporate, Social Responsibility
  • Technology and Innovation

City of London Procurement Strategy 2015-18 (508KB)



If you have any comments on these procurement pages or suggestions as to how we can improve them please contact the City Procurement on 020 7332 1180.​