Supply the council

Find and bid on a contract

Current opportunities

You can see contracts now open to tender in our procurement opportunities (XLS, 443KB). Email if you have questions about these contracts.

Bid for a contract

Use Delta eSourcing to bid for open contracts. Contact Delta eSourcing if you have any questions about the service.

Transport contracts

We tender bus services for:

  • home to school
  • social care
  • local bus

To bid for these you will need to meet our safeguarding needs and complete the accreditation and enrolment process using our Dynamic Purchasing System, which you can join via

If you need support with the registration process please contact

Advice for transport operators

Visit our advice for transport operators page.

Care contracts

The Living Well Essex website includes information about the current and future procurement activity taking place within Adult Social Care at Essex County Council.


We have partnerships with a number of suppliers who you may be able to subcontract for.

Property and facilities management

We use Mitie for properties and facilities management. Mitie subcontracts:

  • construction
  • lift maintenance
  • flooring

To subcontract for Mitie, complete the how to be a supplier questionnaire.


We work with a number of construction main contractors through the Essex Construction Framework agreement. These main contractors subcontract various aspects of the construction process.

Contact these main contractors directly to learn about subcontracting opportunities. You can see points of contact for these main contractors in our contractor commercial contacts file (PDF, 41KB).


We use Matrix (SCM) Ltd to recruit temporary staff at Essex County Council. We call this initiative Working for Essex.

If you’re interested in joining the Working for Essex supply chain, email or register for the supply chain.

Highways and transportation

Ringway Jacobs handles most of our highways and transportation work. This does not include public transport.

If you’re interested in subcontracting to Ringway Jacobs, email

Other opportunities

There are also procurement opportunities at:

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