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Important update on invoices and payments between 21 September and 4 October 2021

We are changing our finance system and during this transition will be unable to release payments between Tuesday 21 September and Monday 4 October 2021. We are therefore making early payment of any invoices submitted and approved before Tuesday 21 September. Please plan ahead and submit your invoices to us promptly via the agreed method.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Call 03330 135862 or email if you have any questions or issues.

These links may be useful if you’re bidding on an Essex County Council contract:

Also, before bidding, please visit:

Manage your payments

Use our iSupplier service to manage purchase orders, invoices and view your supplier records.

Approved suppliers will get a login email from

Manage your contracts

Log in to Proactis to access your current contract records, update key contract information and receive contract communications from ECC.

Get paid

You can invoice us with our free invoicing service, Marketplace.

Approved suppliers will be invited to join the service.

Contact us


If you need help with the procurement process, please email

Help with contracts or getting paid

If you need help managing contracts using iSupplier or getting paid using Marketplace, please email

Bus contracts

For help registering as a bus operator, please email

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