Introduction

Supplying the Southwest is our e-Procurement system, used when running a compliant competitive procedure. This portal provides an effective way for councils to engage and communicate with suppliers by providing a single point of contact for buyers and suppliers, and enables a wide range of suppliers to gain easy access to new business opportunities and contracts.

By making contract opportunity more transparent and easier to access, councils play an important role in supporting businesses which can find it difficult to access public sector opportunities, and also aid in making our contracting opportunities accessible to small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises.

Please contact the Commercial and Procurement Team – CommercialandProcurement@somerset.gov.uk – if you would like more information about the portal, or have identified a potential contracting opportunity that would benefit from a competitive process.