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The Chest is an e-tendering facility for companies wishing to contract and supply work to over 40 local councils in the North West. We're one of these councils!
Registration for suppliers is free.
Once fully implemented, we will be using The Chest to advertise opportunities and contracts for all goods, works and services. Suppliers wishing to receive information about contract opportunities and to bid for new council work will need to be registered on The Chest.
Please note that we will issue all tendering opportunities on The Chest, our e-tendering system.
We will continue to advertise OJEU level opportunities via appropriate channels.
We can all make substantial savings in both time and cost by e-tendering. The contracting functions within The Chest electronically provide all services from start to finish, including:
The Chest will deliver many benefits, including
The Chest gives suppliers a wider opportunity to trade regionally. It encourages local firms to expand their horizons, create a wider business pool and look to generate business at the local level.
As access is via the web, suppliers can access it any time, anywhere. Suppliers can nominate what services they offer, and those councils with whom they wish to do business. Once services are nominated, suppliers are automatically notified by email of relevant tender opportunities.