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How to become a City of London supplier

CapitalEsourcing Portal

The City of London Corporation uses a procurement portal called capitalEsourcing for all new tender opportunities. All suppliers interested in working with the City of London should register on capitalEsourcing.

When you log onto the site, click the register button, and accept the user agreement. Then fill in your organisation details on the resulting screen.

Please also see our useful links for contract opportunities page if you are interested in information about other public and private sector business opportunities.

EU tenders

The City of London, in common with other public sector organisations and Government departments, must meet the requirements of EU public procurement directives which ensure open and fair competition. Under these directives, contracts with a total value over the EU thresholds for supplies and services or for works are being advertised in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). These adverts enable you to express an interest in the majority of our high value contracts. In addition, contracts may also be advertised in the local press or specific trade publications.

OJEU is issued daily. To subscribe, visit Tenders Electronic Daily the online version of the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union. This website lists all the tender opportunities for public sector services, goods and works above the EU threshold.

Opportunities to supply London councils are available through the London Contracts and Supplies Group (LCSG).

Market engagement

The City of London regularly undertakes soft market testing exercises with suppliers. This involves liaising with suppliers to establish the best way of running any future procurement projects as well as assessing the current market. Soft market testing requires active engagement with suppliers both through questionnaires and face-to-face meetings.

Suppliers should, however, note that they will not be prejudiced by failure to respond to the soft market testing exercise. Also, a response to testing exercises does not guarantee any invitation to participate in any future tenders.

Future soft market testing exercises are listed below:

Planning and Regulatory Service Casework Management System - Soft Market Testing

Ref: itt_COL_12471

Short description:

The City currently uses two separate solutions to support the services of its departments for Markets and Consumer Protection and for the Built Environment.

The City is primarily investigating whether it is viable and feasible to rationalise these systems into a single solution and whether this is likely to be the best value for money option available.

In addition to this, the City would like views from the supply market on the best possible method of hosting the solution/s in relation to the impact on value for money and statements regarding your capability to achieve this.

Finally, the City would like to find out about the solutions that the supply market could potentially offer to meet its requirements.

Budget:

The City has an estimated budget of £375,000 for the implementation of such a solution with approximate running costs of £800,000 over ten years.

How to obtain the details:

If your organisation would like to participate in this Soft Market Testing exercise, it should register as a supplier on the City’s eProcurement portal at www.capitalesourcing.com where it can obtain and submit the Soft Market Testing Questionnaire by searching for the opportunity title above.

Submission deadline: 12:00 noon on 23/03/2020.

Contract Specification Writing Service - Soft Market Testing

Ref: prj_COL_16728 – Specification Writing Services

Short description:

City Procurement currently has its customers write their own specifications. By way of soft market testing,  we are seeking to engage with businesses that have the experience and ability to write contract specifications for FM services, construction & property services and corporate resources. This is with a view to establishing market interest in this opportunity and key areas for consideration in formulating the specification, leading to the selection of a services provider through UK public contract regulations and compliant procurement.

In addition, a service for writing major project specifications is being considered for inclusion within the scope of the contract.

Finally, the City would like to find out about the solutions that the supply market could potentially offer to meet its requirements.

Budget:

The City has an estimated budget of £100,000 for the implementation of such a solution with over a 2 year contract.

How to obtain the details:

If your organisation would like to participate in this Soft Market Testing exercise, it should register as a supplier on the City’s eProcurement portal at www.capitalesourcing.com where it can obtain and submit the Soft Market Testing Questionnaire by searching for the opportunity title above.

Submission deadline: 12:00 noon on 13/04/2020.


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