Definitions and Disclaimer

The Supplier Journey does not cover works contracts.  If you have a query regarding works procurement please contact:

Throughout the Supplier Journey we refer to 'public bodies' as short-hand for all organisations which are subject to public procurement laws. This includes government, councils, universities and colleges, the NHS and registered social landlords.  The term "procurement officer" which is used through the Supplier Journey refers to the buyer who procures on behalf of these public bodies.

The Supplier Journey will be updated with any changes in legislation, policy and best practice over time.

This Supplier Journey is not a substitute for legal and professional advice - when you are bidding you must ask the public body buyer for specific details about each opportunity you are interested in.  Further general advice and training is available through the Supplier Development Programme.