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The Chest and e-Tendering

The Chest and North West Contract Opportunities 

Our E-Tendering portal (known as The Chest) went live in August 2009.  This system enables both existing and new suppliers & contractors to view all forthcoming contract opportunities from us and other Councils in the North West.

Businesses who are interested in supplying goods and services/works to St Helens Council can register online within the Suppliers' Area, on the Chest, by selecting categories appropriate to their capabilities, this will generate auto-email alerts for relevant opportunities that match their category selection.

You can register to receive notifications of opportunities from as few or as many authorities in the North West as you wish to supply - this equally applies to the category selection.

Once an opportunity is found via the Chest, you need to express an interest in the opportunity. This allows you to view all of the tender documentation that will be needed to respond. After building a response to the tender documentation the you then need to submit this via the Chest where it will be sealed until the submission deadline has passed.

You can amend your submission as many times as you think necessary up until the date and time that the opportunity closes.

The portal is a secure site and you will receive an e-mail notification that your submission has been received.

And the best bit is that this service is absolutely free.