Department for Culture, Media and Sport - Procurement Portal is a completely new enhancement to our web site. It offers suppliers the ability to view contract announcements in real time. uses BiP Solutions' e-notice service Project, for placing EU and non-EU public notices, and facilitates the publication of these notices immediately on this procurement portal giving suppliers instant access to the contract opportunities.
The European Commission recommends in the Consolidated Procurement Directive that authorities provide their purchasing and procurement information via a Buyer Profile and this facility has been incorporated in this procurement portal. The buyer profile provides information on purchase plans, contact details, future, current and past contracts. By publishing this information the offer suppliers the opportunity to identify future opportunities, respond to current opportunities and to view which suppliers have already been awarded contracts along with the goods and/or services purchased.