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Tendering and Contracts

Here you will find useful information and the latest news on current opportunities to tender for with Cumbria County Council. All contracts over £ 50,000 procured by the council will be published through our Contracts Register. 

Please follow the link to our: Pipeline of future contracts (Subject to Change) (PDF 257KB)

The Chest

For tendering of contracts, Cumbria County Council use an electronic tendering portal called 'The Chest'. The Chest is a web based system and anyone that has access to the internet and email can use it. Suppliers can register for free online to receive email updates on opportunities that match their capabilities. The system can be accessed from anywhere at anytime and allows the flexibility for tendering to be done electronically.

Please follow the link to register: The Chest

The Chest - User Guidance (PDF 1.18MB)


How to Do Business with the Council

Guide to Doing Business with the Council (PDF 7.22MB)


Independent Day Services - Supplier Engagement - 9th & 10th November 2016

Supplier Engagement Presentation (1.37 MB)

Q&A's from Day Services Provider Engagement Sessions (202KB)


Foster Care Framework - Provider Engagement Session - 18th November 2016

Provider Engagement Presentation (452KB)


Cumbria County Council also make use of national frameworks for procurement of some services, goods and works where this is the right option for the Council. Details of these frameworks and the opportunity to register your business on these frameworks can be done by following the links below.

PRO5 Group (CBC, ESPO, NEPO and YPO) 

Crown Commercial Services

Adult Social Care Framework Tenders 2015

 Title  Date  Size
16/04/2015 955k
16/04/2015 1365k
16/04/2015 1204k
28/07/2016 618k
28/07/2016 380k
16/04/2015 1476k
16/04/2015 1478k
16/04/2015 1467k
16/04/2015 1367k
16/04/2015 1347k
16/04/2015 1434k
16/04/2015 1297k
16/04/2015 1393k
16/04/2015 1309k
16/04/2015 1320k
16/04/2015 1391k
16/04/2015 1533k
16/04/2015 1485k
16/04/2015 1447k
16/04/2015 1001k
16/04/2015 1096k
16/04/2015 1417k