Using the site:
Welcome to Supply BEST. In order to view and post notices regarding procurement requirements you need to register with the website. Registration is free and once you have entered your details into the system your entry will be validated and approved within 1 working day.
Supply BEST seeks to enable local businesses to find and match local requirements. To be eligible to register for the site your company must be based in Essex, Southend or Thurrock and your registration on the site will be subject to a postcode check. At this time registrations from businesses outside this area will not be accepted, however if you are outside the area but would still be interested in joining the site please contact the BEST team and your details will be logged for any future amendments to this.
As you register you will be asked for a short description of your business. This will be used in your business directory entry which other users can then view. You will also be asked to indicate whether you are interested in forming consortia – this will allow other businesses to understand if you would be willing to work together to jointly respond to large contract opportunities.
Once you are a registered user of Supply BEST you will be automatically added to the business directory of businesses using the site. You will be able to search this directory for specific suppliers. You will also be able to read notices posted with details of goods and services sought via the Notices tab on the menu, post your own notices for goods and services you may be seeking via the Add a Notice tab on the menu and update your business details.
Your access to the system will be password protected so please remember your password for on-going access.
If you have any questions regarding this please contact 01702 417765.
Help with Buying/Supplying:
There is a range of assistance available to help you win the contracts you wish to bid for; such as procurement readiness workshops, developing an environmental policy to meet contract regulations, or even looking further afield to accessing international markets. You will find details of any upcoming events on the event calendar or if you have a requirement for a subject not covered there contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org. or 01702 417765
Read the Procurement Guide for useful information in order to help win contracts for your business.
Please take a look at the BEST user training guide to learn how to use the site.
Public sector contracts finder:
A new online public sector marketplace has been launched making it much easier to find opportunities – www.gov.uk/contracts-finder
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