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Procurement support for your business

South Tyneside Council work in partnership with NEPO providing regular workshops and one-to-one sessions to support local businesses and help them to identify, bid for and win public sector contracts.

The NEPO Business Club has also helped hundreds of suppliers improve their public sector tendering skills through the NEPO Business Club programme of free events. Please visit the events calendar to find out about upcoming events: 

Eventbrite: North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)

The Council recognises the importance and economic benefits of providing local firms with the opportunity and knowledge to bid for tender opportunities from the public and private sector.

We are working with our partners in the public and private sector to match up the needs of our wide range of buying requirements to potential local suppliers.

South Tyneside Council has made a commitment to support local business by increasing the amount of money it spends with South Tyneside based businesses.

What do you need to do to be 'fit to supply'?

To be 'fit to supply' for public sector contracts, you need to consider:

  • an equality and diversity policy
  • an environmental policy and environmental management accreditation
  • a health and safety policy
  • business continuity and risk planning
  • a quality assurance policy
  • a data protection policy
  • employer's liability insurance

We can help you to develop an approach to tendering for public and private sector contracts.





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  • Business Employment & Skills Service
  • Town Hall & Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0191 481 3456

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