With the end of the transition period now just five weeks away, it is extremely important that businesses wishing to continue to supply the public sector are ready for the UK’s new relationship with the EU. That includes being aware of new rules regarding public procurement.
From 23:00 on 31 December 2020, public sector organisations will begin to publish information on public sector contract opportunities in the UK on the new 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: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk. Existing Contracts Finder account holders will be able to use the same login credentials for Find a Tender. 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. Information about procurements launched by UK contracting authorities before 23:00 on 31 December 2020 will be available via OJEU/TED or the existing portals mentioned above. 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 email@example.com
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.
All contracted suppliers will be expected to abide by the NHF Minor Form 2015 Contractors Code of Conduct[pdf] 142KB .
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 .
Please take a look at our Revised Procurement Policy.doc [doc] 558KB - it sets out how we purchase our goods, services and works.
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.
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.