How to do business with the Office for Students
The Procurement team at the Office for Students is responsible for spending over £19.8 million a year across the organisation.
In everything we buy, we want to make sure that the goods and services suit our needs and offer value for money. We also make sure they comply with the current UK/EU procurement legislation, government accounting guidelines and good commercial practice.
We operate a ‘no PO-no pay’ policy, which means all suppliers must receive a purchase order from the OfS before they start work or provide goods and services.
Invoices sent to the OfS without quoting a valid purchase order number will be returned to the supplier. Invoices should be sent to [email protected]
Future opportunities for suppliers
We recommend that suppliers register for the Delta eSourcing portal.
All open tender opportunities will be advertised and run through Delta.
Where appropriate, we make use of frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems from the Crown Commercial Service, among other purchasing consortia.
Current opportunities for suppliers
The Office for Students currently has the following tender opportunities open for bids:
- Evaluation of the Mental Health Challenge Competition
- Evaluation of the Office for Students Challenge Competition: Industrial Strategy and Skills – support for local graduates
If you are unsure of anything explained or asked for in a tender, please use the messaging facility in the Delta eSourcing portal to ask a question.
This is how we require queries to be raised during a tender period. If an answer concerns all tendering parties, we will answer to everyone, or if it is something individual to you, we will only reply to you.
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