Supplier Opportunities

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.


Changes to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Public procurement regulations are changing, and are due to be replaced by a new Procurement Bill (Act).

It is anticipated that the new Regulations will go live early 2024. The new Procurement Act will make it easier for businesses to enter public sector supply chains and this will benefit Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSEs), both of which have historically faced barriers in working with central government and wider public sector. 

The Procurement Bill is therefore an opportunity to make it easier to do business with the public sector, further details can be found in the document “Benefits for Prospective Suppliers to the Public Sector”.  For more details on the changes in the Regulations please visit the ‘transforming public procurement’ page here.

Current Tender Opportunities


New Regulations 

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):  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  Further guidance is available:  Enquiries can be directed to the Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk on 0345 410 2222 or

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.

Procurement Policy

Please take a look at our  Procurement Policy  - 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 prevents 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 accompanied 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.