Selling to the Council and South Tyneside Homes: Procurement support for your business


  1. Overview
  2. Events, workshops and sessions
  3. What you need to do to be 'fit to supply'


We works with our partners in the public and private sector to match up the needs of our range of buying requirements to potential local suppliers.

We have made a commitment to support local business by increasing the amount of money we spend with South Tyneside based businesses.

Events, workshops and sessions

We work alongside the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) to provide regular workshops and one to one sessions, to support local businesses and help them to identify, bid for and win public sector contracts.

This can help you develop an approach to tendering for public and private sector contracts.

The NEPO Business Club has helped suppliers improve their public sector tendering skills through their free events.

Please visit the events calendar to find out about upcoming events: 

Eventbrite: North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)

What you need to do to be 'fit for supply'

To be 'fit for supply' for public sector contracts, you might need to think about:

  • an equality and diversity policy
  • an environmental policy and environmental management accreditation
  • a health and safety policy
  • business continuity and risk planning
  • a quality assurance policy
  • a data protection policy
  • employer's liability insurance
  • modern slavery statement