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Procurement and contracts

Procurement is the process we use to acquire the goods and services we need to serve our communities. We try to secure the best value from our contracts while supporting quality and innovation, and apply these principles whether we are buying the provision of an entire service or simple low value commodity items.

Whilst we want to reduce bureaucratic burden wherever we can, we have to follow a number of national and European regulations when we buy goods and services. We also need to demonstrate that our procurement processes give equal opportunities to all bidders regardless of their size or location, and apply procedures that can be measured and scrutinised. Inevitably, this involves a degree of paperwork.

Selling to the Council and Tendering Opportunities


We advertise all tender opportunities on the SE Shared Services e-Sourcing Portal. You can view these opportunities using the links below, however you will need to create a free account for your company on the portal in order access the relevant tender documents and submit a bid.

View Live Opportunities

Create a Free Account

Portal User Guides for Suppliers

We do not hold lists of approved or preferred suppliers, therefore you will need to register on the portal to access any tender opportunities. Lower value procurements may not be advertised on the portal, and are likely to be managed by the purchasing department directly.

Shared Procurement Service


Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, and Mole Valley Councils have a shared procurement service, with Crawley acting as the lead authority. Supported by the legal teams at each authority, we provide advice to client departments on any aspect of procurement, and offer support and guidance to suppliers looking to do business with the Council. Further information about our procurement processes and procedures can be found on Crawley Borough Council's website.

To talk to the team, email procurement@horsham.gov.uk or call us on 01403 215 299.

View the Contract Register