Supplier Opportunities

Tender Opportunity - Provision of Fleet Hire Vehicles & Services

Magenta Living is seeking to re-procure the provision of fleet hire vehicles and services.  If interested you will find details on ProContract, our e-procurement platform where you will need to register as a supplier if you are not registered already.  Please go to Fleet Hire (due-north.com) to register and express an interest.  The opportunity is also advertised on the govertnments ContractFinder platform.  The closing date for tenders is 7th January 2022 at 1pm.

Tender Opportunity - Cleaning of Communal areas At Two Extracare Schemes

Magenta Living is seeking to procure cleaning services at two extracare schemes in the Wirrla with the option to add a third scheme in 2023.  The service required is for the cleaning of internal communal areas.  The contract is due to commence in June/July 2022.  The closing date for tender submissions is 12th January 2022.  To obtain the tender documents and submit a bid you must be registered on the ProContract e-procurement platform.

Supplying Magenta Living

We advertise procurement opportunities via our website and in the local media, where deemed appropriate, and via our portal  where suppliers can sign up free of charge to receive tender alerts. Please note you must register the correct CPV code under ‘categories’ to ensure you receive alerts relevant to your business area.  Opportunities are also posted in Contracts Finder – the Governments supplier opportunities portal.

Procurement Transparency - Where To Find Contract Opportunities

The Government is committed to greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public procurement. These measures include requirements in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 to publish advertised contract opportunities and contract awards above £25,000 for sub central contracting authorities, including Magenta Living, on Contracts Finder. You can access Contracts Finder here

Magenta Living will publish information on contract opportunities in the UK on the Government’s  Find a Tender Service (FTS): https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Search.  FTS is free to use and replaces the role of Tenders Electronic Daily, the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU/TED) for procurements in the UK.  FTS will work alongside the existing official procurement portal – Contracts Finder.  Alternatively, if you wish to access public sector contract opportunities in the EU, you may continue to do so via OJEU/TED at https://ted.europa.eu.  Further guidance is available: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/public-sector-procurement-from-1-january-2021.  Enquiries can be directed to the Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk on 0345 410 2222 or info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Top Tips for Suppliers

Take a look at our Tips for Suppliers [pdf], which gives some information and guidance on how to complete and submit compliant RFQ, PQQ and tenders.

Contractors Code of Conduct

All contracted suppliers will be expected to abide by the NHF Minor Form 2015 Contractors Code of Conduct[pdf] 142KB .

Terms and Conditions of Contract

In June 2021 Magenta Living adopted a new set of IR35-Compliant contracts to go with our Standard Terms And Conditions[pdf] 37KB.  They are the Standard Works Contract 11Jun21.pdf [pdf] 638KB , the Standard Consultancy Services Contract 11Jun21.pdf [pdf] 659KB and the Standard Property Services Contract 11Jun21.pdf [pdf] 843KB .

Procurement Policy

Please take a look at our  Revised Procurement Policy.doc [doc] 558KB - it sets out how we purchase our goods, services and works.

Guidance for Suppliers on Bidding for Contracts

The online public procurement course “Winning the Contract” is now a free, nationally available training resource which all businesses can access. The course provides practical advice and a step-by-step guide to the key stages in the tendering process.  Further details including how to access the training can be found here

Health & Safety

Any contractors appointed to deliver works contracts for us will be required to demonstrate compliance with current health and safety law.  Suppliers must hold a current Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) accreditation, which demonstrates that you have met the assessment requirements in SSIP within the last 12 months.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data protection legislation came into force on 25th May 2018. It protects the privacy of citizens and prevent data breaches. It applies to any public or private organisation processing personal data and brings new obligations on data controllers and data processors.  In addition, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifies that any processing of personal data by a Processor, should be governed by a contract with certain provisions included.  Existing and potential Suppliers should note that any commercial relationship requiring the sharing  of personally identifiable information with the Supplier will be governed by Magenta Living’s Standard Forms of Contract which contain GDPR provisions (see above).  Where other Forms of Contract are used, such as JCT/ NEC3/ Framework Agreements, then these will either contain GDPR provisions or be accomopanied by a Schedule of Amendments doing so.  Failure to do agree to such terms will mean that Magenta will not be able to appoint you for any such supplies/services/works.