Support for businesses


Procurement refers to the process of acquiring goods, services or works from external sources to support the operations of a business. Effective procurement is critical to the success of a business, as it ensures that the business has the resources it needs to operate efficiently and effectively. By carefully selecting suppliers and negotiating favourable terms, businesses can minimize costs, reduce risk and improve their overall operations.

Procurement Guide (PDF)

Current tender opportunities

View opportunities published via Oracle Fusion

To find out more about the process click here.

A unique leasing opportunity

Timber lodge

Nestled in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Timber Lodge offers a unique and adaptable space that enjoys consistent high footfall. This an incredible leasing opportunity to establish your retail presence in a space featuring a primary and secondary kitchen suitable for external service, the venue boasts versatile event space that can function as a single expansive room or be partitioned into two areas.

Pre-register your interest now to be the first in the know as the tender becomes live this September.

Training workshop

A training workshop called ‘Procurement: How to become a council supplier’ is available to view online. Delivered by Andrea Childs, Managing Director of Klickbusinesssolutions, it’s designed to help you reach your full potential by understanding how we buy services and how you can get your business in the best position to win contracts with us:

The following related items are also available:

  • Andrea’s PowerPoint presentation to the webinar can be requested by contacting
  • Tender preparation checklist
  • Hints and tips for using e-sourcing portals.

View other previous procurement training workshops

Meet the Buyer event: What you need to know

Royal Docks Business Recovery Event

View other previous procurement training workshops

Tender insight workshops
Our Newham Business & Enterprise has been putting resources into supporting local businesses to understand how the Council buys goods and services. 

In June, we delivered a two-part tender insight workshop:

  • Social Value – How to tackle it in a tender
  • How to Complete a Selection Questionnaire (SQ)

Over 100 delegates joined the two workshops. Everything about these workshops was designed to instil confidence and help SMEs understand how the public sector buys services and how SMEs can get their business in the best position to win contracts with us and other Public Sector organisations.

Social Value – How to tackle it in a tender

How to Complete a Selection Questionnaire (SQ)

If you have any questions about the topics or would like the handouts from the event please email us.