How to do business with the Office for Students

The Procurement team at the Office for Students is responsible for spending over £15.9 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]

Current opportunities for suppliers

We currently have the following tender opportunities available:

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.

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.

Last updated 10 September 2020
10 September 2020
One tender opportunity added
25 August 2020
Minor text change and one tender opportunity removed
10 July 2020
One tender opportunity added and one removed
15 June 2020
One tender opportunity removed
20 May 2020
One tender opportunity removed and one added
08 April 2020
One tender opportunity removed and one added
06 April 2020
Four tender opportunities removed and one added
16 March 2020
Two tender opportunities removed
09 March 2020
One tender opportunity added and one removed
03 March 2020
One tender opportunity added
28 February 2020
Two tender opportunities added
26 February 2020
One tender opportunity added
19 February 2020
One tender opportunity removed
17 February 2020
One tender opportunity removed and two added
07 February 2020
One tender opportunity removed and three added
14 January 2020
Tender opportunity added
06 January 2020
Tender opportunity added
17 December 2019
Tender opportunity added

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