This page gives suppliers and potential suppliers of goods and services to Thirteen more details about our procurement and purchasing process.

For easy access to all our tendering opportunities please register (free of charge) on our procurement portal:

At Thirteen, supporting our communities is at the heart of everything we do. All our tenders with a value over £75,000 include a social value expectation: we want our suppliers to work with us to help make our region a better place to live. We also want to ensure that our supply chains are free from modern slavery and we expect our suppliers to complete appropriate checks.

Further information will be included in each tender.

Further information on procurement at Thirteen

For more details on the tendering process and procurement at Thirteen, please follow the links below:


Tender opportunities

The UK Government is changing the way we procure. The Cabinet Office has put together the following guidance for suppliers: Benefits for Prospective Suppliers to the Public Sector - GOV.UK (

All our tender opportunities are advertised through Thirteen's procurement portal (In-tend) as well the government's national portal (Contracts Finder). If a tender is above the threshold, it will also be advertised in the Find a Tender website. The current thresholds are:

Type Effective 1 January 2024
Works £5,372,609 (including VAT)
Service/supplies £214,904 (including VAT)

You can access the portals using the links below: