FSB Devon met with this council last month to discuss and update working together and supporting the local businesses.
From this meeting we would like to highlight the procurement site that the Council now uses for tenders:
They say in order to participate in future procurement processes with Torbay Council (and other neighbouring Local Authorities), you must express your interest via our e-Tendering system, which can be found at the following:
Once there, please click the Register now > button on the centre of the page. Once done follow the steps as laid out within the Supplier registration Wizard.
When you have completed the registration, you will receive confirmation via email of your username and password – please keep this safe, as you will need it for future reference to the system.
For future procurement opportunities; login and navigate back to the system to express your interest by going back to the system’s home page. If the opportunity does not appear automatically, you can search in the Opportunities area of the Home page.
Select the opportunity and you will be taken to another screen where you can express an interest (at the top right hand side of this screen). You will need to register an interest to access the documents and submit your bid. Once you’ve registered an interest the opportunities will appear in the ‘My Activities‘ tab. If you click on the opportunity you will be taken to a new screen where you can access the documents and submit your response.
FSB Devon hope that more members might be able to now access tendering opportunities with our local councils.