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I'd like to be a Supplier

Information for suppliers relating to Covid-19 (coronavirus) is available on the general information for suppliers page


When engaging suppliers, we utilise a number of routes to market including collaborative framework agreements from the Southern Universities Procurement Consortium (SUPC) and other consortia as well as awarding our own contracts through competitive tender and quotation activity. If you are interested in becoming a supplier you can find out more below.

Where are tender opportunities listed?

Tender opportunities are advertised on the following electronic portals:


From this web site you can:

  • View a list of tenders/contracts/quotations.
  • View information on contracts that have already been awarded.
  • Express interest in a particular tender or quotation.
  • Receive tender and/or quotation documentation.
  • Safely return your tender or quotation documents.
  • Send and receive correspondence.

How do I use In-Tend?

  • To browse the list of tenders and quotations select the Tenders option. If you are interested in any of those listed, click the View Details button for further information and to express your interest.
  • To gain full access to this web site you must register your company / organisation using the Register option.
  • When your registration has been accepted, you will receive an email containing your Login Information.
  • Once you have received your Login Information, or if you are already a registered user, select the Login option.

Can I download tender documents?

Any supplier may download tender documents for University tenders which are advertised from time to time on this website and submit a return. High level details of the tender requirement and instructions for obtaining further information and tender documents are detailed in the notice.

Where can I find the EU journal?

This is the EU Journal where tenders of a value in excess of the EU threshold as specified in the Public Contracts Regulations are published.

Where can I find other UK public sector tendering opportunities?

This is where public sector organisations publish details of contract opportunities and contract awards in excess of £25,000.


Becoming a Southern Universities Procurement Consortium Supplier.

The University also buys off framework agreements put in place and managed by the Southern Universities Procurement Consortium. (SUPC). 

The below link provides full details on becoming an SUPC supplier.

Becoming an estates and facilities or health and safety department supplier

The University maintains separate lists of suppliers in these areas. To find out more about how to engage with us in these sectors, take a look at the links below:


For more general information about being a supplier to the University of Southampton, including about our policies, terms and conditions, visit our general supplier information page – General Information Page

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