Supplier Opportunities

Magenta Living tender opportunities are now published via our e-tendering portal.   Potential Suppliers must register on our portal to be able to view and download tender documents.  It is free to register and you can also sign up to receive free tender alerts.  Please note to receive alerts relevant to your business area you must register the correct CPV code under ‘categories’.

Supplying To The Public Sector – Changes Are Coming From 1 January 2021 – Advice From The Crown Commercial Service and Gov.UK

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 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

Please read our Standard Terms And Conditions[pdf] 37KB and our ML Standard Form of Contract.pdf [pdf] 242KB.

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.

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)

New data protection legislation came into force on 25th May 2018. It aims to protect the privacy of all EU 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.  Established key principles of data privacy remain relevant in the new Data Protection Legislation but there are also a number of changes that will affect commercial arrangements, both new and existing. The new 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.

Suppliers and potential Suppliers should note that any purchases by Magenta Living where there may be a requirement to pass over personally identifiable information to the Supplier for the purpose of delivery of the supplies/ services/works, instructed by Magenta Living will be governed by Magenta Living’s Standard Form of Contract which contains GDPR provisions.  Where GDPR is deemed applicable to a particular purchase then Supplier’s MUST sign up to the Standard Contract[pdf] 214KB.   Where other Forms of Contract are used such as JCT/ NEC3/ Framework Agreements then these will also contain Schedules of Amendments to incorporate the new GDPR provisions.  Failure to do agree to such terms will mean that Magenta will not be able to appoint you for any such supplies/services/works.