Other Useful Information for Bidders (FAQ)

OJEU and the EU Thresholds

Procurement Law (such as the Public Contract Regulations 2015) requires all opportunities above a specific value to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union. The current threshold value for Works is £4,733,252 and for Services & Supplies it is £189,330. The values are updated every two years and will be amended next in January 2022.

When a tender is above the EU Threshold, certain regulations kick in that dictate how the tender has to be managed. Below the EU threshold, these requirements represent good practice but are not compulsory.

Whilst the Procurement Regulations are embedded in British Law, Brexit may still have an impact on the way we tender contracts, and this page will be updated to take account of these changes as they occur. It is not anticipated that any changes will be rapid.

London Tenders Portal Supplier Registration  - a Guide

Registering on the London Tenders Portal (Due North) is simple but, in order to provide as much help as possible, Tower Hamlets has made a Guide.

Suppliers should ensure they properly cover the scope of the services they are able to offer (or they will not receive appropriate alerts) and allow at least 24 hours for their Registration to complete.

The contact details registered on the system will remain the same unless the Supplier changes them, so if any named contact is on leave or departs the company, any alerts or other communications to that contact will be lost.

The London Tenders Portal is currently used by 17 local authorities. Once registered, a supplier will receive alerts on relevant opportunities from all and any of these LAs.

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder is free for providers, government buyers and the public. The service comes from the government under its transparency commitment, and through it you can find:

  • live contract opportunities
  • closed tender documentation
  • contract awards and contract documents
  • a subscription to email alerts on new opportunities.

You can read more about Contracts Finder at: how Contract Finder benefits you as a business.

Further Information

For more information please contact Procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk