Useful links

North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)*

NEPO is a purchasing and contracting consortium consisting of 12 member local authorities.

To register for free as a supplier please follow the link above, click supplier registration and follow the instructions. Registered suppliers will receive an e-mail notification when authorities advertise a contract through the system for the goods/services/works you have indicated that you can provide. You can then choose whether you wish to tender or quote for this contract:

  • NEPO has an ongoing programme of supplier-focussed activities which includes:
  • NEPO Business Club a programme of free events for suppliers interested in improving their public sector tendering skills.
  • Developing best in class processes for doing business with the North East public sector.
  • Applying public spending strategically and sustainably through collaborative procurement to improve the North East economy.

Please contact NEPO if you have any queries or if you are interested in the NEPO Business Club, contact NEPO by email or call 0191 638 0040.

Tees Valley Business Directory

We encourage all Redcar and Cleveland based businesses to register on the Tees Valley Business Directory which will be used as the primary database to identify local organisations in preparation for undertaking quotation processes and pre-procurement market engagement​.

Find a Tender Service

This is the UK e-notification site on which public sector contracts and opportunities are placed and advertised.

Redcar & Cleveland Business Growth Team

The Redcar & Cleveland Business Growth Team helps businesses in Redcar & Cleveland to survive and grow to create sustainable jobs for local people. 

Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency (RCVDA)*

RCVDA is an independent organisation supporting the development of the voluntary and community sector locally. 

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)*

The FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. - Practical advice for business*

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self-employed or a sole trader. 

Contracts Finder

Provides access to central government tender and contract documentation, and new on-line public sector procurement and sub-contracting opportunities above £25,000.

Publication of Invoices Paid Information 

Details of invoices paid over £500 are available via the above link.

Please note – The twelve North East Local Authorities will be using a new E-Procurement platform, which will be phased in during 2023. 

The new system, Open, will replace the NEPO Portal (Pro Contract) and in order to bid for future contract opportunities suppliers are encouraged to register on Open as well as the NEPO Portal (Pro Contract) as the two systems will run in parallel during 2023. 

Please see Introducing Open - The New E-Procurement Platform for more information.