Procurement in the City of London
The City of London spends approximately £200 million a year on goods, services and works. This section provides information on how the City procures and how suppliers can get involved.
City of London Procurement Strategy (330kb)
How to become a supplier
We advertise tender opportunities through the London Tenders Portal. Please register on the 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 GPS (Government Procurement Service).
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 legislation
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 eneterprises applicable to contracts under the value of £250k.
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 about the Considerate Contractor Scheme and information about how we support businesses and communities.
We are aware that our neighbouring boroughs include some of the country’s poorest communities and believe that this is not acceptable. In order to stimulate the economies of our neighbouring boroughs, the City of London supports local purchasing and employment in these areas where possible.
If you have any comments on these procurement pages or suggestions as to how we can improve them please contact the City of London Procurement Service (CLPS) on CLPSHelpdesk@cityoflondon.gov.uk or 020 7332 1180.