Support for local suppliers

We are committed to supporting local small and medium sized enterprises and voluntary and community organisations to give them the opportunity to tender for private and public sector contracts. You will be able to view all available council contracts worth between £5,000 to £100,000 on the London-wide portal called Compete For. Through Compete for you can also access a range of business opportunities across a variety of sectors and industries including Transport for London, Crossrail and the Greater London Authority. In order to successfully tender for these contracts you will need to be ‘fit to supply’ the public sector (see more below). 

Sign up to the Compete For portal

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

Some criteria you need to start considering in order to be 'fit to supply' public sector contracts are:

  • 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

Sign up to the economic development mailing list

You can register for opportunity alerts and upcoming events by emailing economic development. Emails alerts will include some of the following content:

  • regular alerts on public sector contracts such as Crossrail and Camden Council opportunities
  • signposting to workshops covering a range of topics including supplying to the public sector, how to write a good tender and how to get environmental and other accreditations
  • signposting to business support organisations who can help you become fit to supply 
  • 'Meet the Buyer' events where you can meet big buyers looking to procure from local small and medium businesses.

Advice from Camden Procurement

If you want to talk to us about how we buy the kinds of service you provide, our teams are happy to help. Please choose the team most relevant to your enquiry.

Capital and facilities management services


Construction and development - new build; Building refurbishment works; Capital repairs

Hard facilities management

Mechanical and electrical maintenance, including lift maintenance; HVAC; Building refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, including internal and external Fabric; New build (corporate property, housing, schools); Technical professional services (including quantity surveyors/architects, property engineers)

Soft facilities management

Security; Office services; Health and safety; Mail and postage; Corporate catering; School meals service; Pest control; Vending; Health and safety

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Corporate services


Hardware; Software; Services; Telecoms

Professional services

Internal audit; Management consulting; Legal; Other professional advisory services

Financial services

Insurance; Banking


Training and conferences; Permanent recruitment; Temporary recruitment; Occupational health

Office Services

Stationery; Print ;PPE


Translation and interpretation

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Environmental services

Waste collection and recycling

Waste container repair and maintenance; Reusable bags


Gas and Electricity framework suppliers; Water; ESCo/CHP

Leisure services

Arts events; Film outsourcing

Highways maintenance

Drainage and gully cleaning; Highways TMC; Signs and lines; Street lighting; Repair; Maintenance; Heritage columns

Transport and transport services

Taxi and attendant services; Fleet

Street and traffic management

Branding and sponsorship; Festive lighting

Grounds maintenance

Cemeteries and crematoria; Removal of bodies; Post mortem/pathology service

Parking services

Bailiffs; Cashless and E-permits; Parking software and Hardware; Abandoned vehicles


CCTV; Libraries; Advice services provision; Markets management outsourcing

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People services

Adult residential care; Children's residential care; Adult nursing care; Adult continuing care (NHS); Fostering and adoption services; Home care; Discretionary/preventive services; NHS community services; Accommodation based support (including floating support, hostels work); Extra-care sheltered housing; Supported Living; Children and adolescent mental health services; Youth services; Play services; Early years (community nurseries and drop-in services); Family and parenting support; Community meals service; Day services; Employment services (for example mental health, disabilities)

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