Newtownabbey Borough Council purchases approximately £10 million of a wide range of goods and services every year, from office paper to refuse collection vehicles. This section of the website will advertise tendering opportunities as well as providing some general guidance for those wishing to sell their services to the Council.
The Procurement Section is responsible for the management of Council Contracts and Tenders and provides advice to Council Departments on the best way to procure various goods, services and works. The Procurement Section also reviews, develops and implements systems and procedures in line with current best practice to ensure best value for money is being achieved.
Newtownabbey Borough Council is now using an electronic procurement system, eSourcing NI, to carry out most of our tenders and quotations and also to manage communication with tenderers. The system is hosted by Bravosolution and is free for all suppliers to register and review current Government procurement opportunities.
In order to participate in electronic tenders or quotations you must be registered on the eSourcing NI procurement portal. Once registered you will be able to access tender and quotation documents and will be able to submit your response online. The website address is.
Should you experience any problems whilst registering on the eSourcing NI portal or if you need assistance in accessing information or documentation, please contact Bravosolution’s dedicated supplier help desk via Tel: 0800 368 4850 or Email:.
The Council is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender, nor will the Council be involved in expenses incurred in the preparation of any tender.
GUIDANCE FOR TENDERERS
The Procurement Section has compiled a useful guide to assist suppliers who wish to sell their Goods and Services to the Council via a tender or quotation process.
The Council's Procurement Thresholds ensure that Council expenditure is subjected to a proportionate amount of public competition depending on the level of expenditure involved.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Newtownabbey Borough Council has some Terms and Conditions pertaining specifically to the Supply of Goods, Services and/or Works and these are detailed in tender documentation. If you are a supplier to the Council, please make yourself aware of the attached Terms and Conditions relating to payment.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Potential suppliers of Goods, Services and/or Works to Council should be aware that the information provided in a tender or quotation submission may be subject to disclosure as a result of a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. All disclosure of information will be treated in accordance with the Act as outlined in the Suppliers - Freedom of Information Statement.
COLLUSION & CANVASSING DECLARATION
Potential providers are required to confirm they are submitting a bona fide tender that has not been fixed or adjusted. In addition potential providers must also confirm they have not been involved in canvassing with any person knowingly connected with Newtownabbey Borough Council.
FAIR EMPLOYMENT & TREATMENT (NI) ORDER
As a Public Authority the Council will only use providers of Goods or Services who confirm their employees are qualified.
For any general procurement enquiries, please contact, Sharon Logue, Procurement Manager, Tel: 028 9034 0090 or Email:or Julia Clarke, Procurement Officer, Tel: 028 90340095 or Email: .
To view and respond to our Current Tenders please register with E-Sourcing NI at the link below.
(external link to E-Sourcing NI website)