How to do business with Nottingham City Council

There is a range of methods that we use for buying services, works, and products. The method used will depend on the type of service, work, or product being purchased, the length of the contract, and its value.

For the majority of contracts above £25,000, Nottingham City Council uses an online procurement portal to advertise contracting opportunities; It’s quick, easy, and free to register, and is an excellent way of being kept informed about council tenders.

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Benefits include:

  • Quick registration
  • Automatic alerts when new contracts arise
  • Free to use with online help, guidance and technical support line
  • Opportunities and information accessible anywhere

Public money pays for the services, works and products that we purchase therefore; each procurement process aims to achieve value for money, fairness and transparency. It is a requirement of the regulations for contracting authorities to publicise procurement documents electronically.

Local Businesses

We encourage local suppliers to register on the Procurement Portal and take advantage of the opportunities available to provide the Council with the services, works and products required.

Open Contracting Opportunities

We have several lists of approved Providers that deliver services for the Council, new Providers can join the list at any time. To access the relevant documents and submit an application please click one of the links below:

External Frameworks

We also award contracts via external frameworks that have been established by the following organisations, please click the links below for more information:

Category Management

The Council has created a category management approach toward procurement. 

As a result, the purchases we make are category managed under the following groups:


Commissioned Care, Support, Health, Community and Education Services


Construction, highways and major projects


Corporate and Professional Services, Transport and Environment

For more information about how we manage our categories, you can access a detailed breakdown.

Procurement Resources

For further information, or to get in touch with the Procurement team please email: