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We are eager to help local businesses successfully access local public procurement opportunities. Public procurement opportunities throughout the East Midlands are featured on Source Portals, created with funding from the East Midlands Centre of Excellence.  These Source Portals make it easier for businesses to find out about new trading opportunities with the public sector

In addition to current contract opportunities, there is also a list of recurring contracts which may present opportunities in the future, a free newsletter and an events section.


Source Nottinghamshire

Featuring most of the tenders and contracts for goods, services and works needed by Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and the seven Districts and Borough Councils:Source Nottinghamshire

Source Derbyshire

Featuring most of the contracts for services and equipment required by Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and the eight District and Borough Councils in the county: Source Derbyshire

For more information about doing business with Ashfield District Council, visit: ADC Procurement Procedure  and for Mansfield District Council, see: MDC Procurement Procedure.

Find out more about doing business with Nottinghamshire County Council here: NCC business with the council

Alternatively you can contact the procurement section direct on: procurement@mansfield.gov.uk

The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce run regular procurement events as well as offering a tendering service to their members.  To find out more visit: EMC Tender Alerts


Over 80 delegates flocked to a procurement event in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Monday, June 8 to find out how to win contracts in the public sector.

The event, at Kings Mill Hospital Conference Centre, was organised by Ashfield and Mansfield District Councils, through their Invest Ashfield and Mansfield (IAM) project to help local firms find out more about the range of opportunities available to private sector businesses with the public sector in Nottinghamshire.

It included presentations by Sherwood Forest Hospital Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council, ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, a public sector procurement organisation), East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, and Ashfield and Mansfield District Council’s shared procurement team.

Delegates were given information and tips on how to trade with the public sector and revealed details about opportunities in the public sector and how to win contracts.​

​​​​​​​​​​​If you would like to view details of presentations and templates from the Meet the Buyer – Public Sector Procurement event, please visit our Documents and Links library.  Detailing opportunities to keep you informed on relevant procurement contracts and tips on how to give your business the best chance of securing contracts.


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