Selling to the Council

The council spends over £300 million every year on a wide range of goods, works and services to help us provide services to the people of Hackney.

It is our policy to ensure procurement is managed at the most appropriate level in the organisation, to ensure specifications are developed by the people closest to the service user and that contracts are only awarded to providers who have been sourced and selected through a sound and robust process in accordance with relevant legislation. Read our procurement strategy.


Transforming public procurement

The laws that govern public procurement are changing and aim to improve the way that public procurement is regulated to increase social, environmental and economic benefits and to save taxpayer money.

The Procurement Act which is due to come into force in October 2024 will replace the existing Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

To prepare for the new Procurement Act the Government Commercial Function has produced the Transforming Public Procurement Knowledge Drops. These are short video guides for suppliers, including SME that will give a high level overview of the new Procurement Act.

To access the Knowledge Drops, visit GOV.UK – Public Procurement Knowledge Drops.

Tender opportunities and contracts

Access to free training for businesses on sustainability, including support for reducing carbon emissions, is available from Better Futures+. This training would be especially beneficial to SMEs to develop and implement net zero delivery plans.

View our current tender opportunities.

Work with the Council

Find out about working with the Council, including: what we buy, our commitment to suppliers, our suppliers and partners and our standard documents and terms and conditions. You can also find out about how you can help us pay you on time.

SMEs (Small to medium sized enterprises)

The government has recently published a SME Selling to Government guide providing SMEs with essential information on public sector procurement. Whether you’re seeking top tips for tendering or answers on threshold contracts, this is the one-stop guide for SMEs interested in bidding for government contracts.

Council purchasing and policies and standards

Find out about our policies and standards regarding health and safety, environmental issues, promoting diversity and probity and ethics.

Procurement frequently asked questions

Find the answers to frequently asked questions such as where tenders are advertised, how to improve your chances of tendering successfully and the community right to bid.

Procurement jargon buster

The jargon buster will help you identify some of the more commonly used words, acronyms and phrases.

The procurement pipeline

The procurement pipeline is published each month which reflects the progress of high and medium risk projects being undertaken by the authority.

See procurement pipeline (google sheet).

Our procurement strategy

Our procurement strategy sets out the key proposals for continued development of  Hackney’s procurement work. This comprises of our Sustainable Procurement Strategy 2018-2022 and a set of overarching principles for procurement.

Page updated on: 18 April 2024

Hackney Procurement Centre


4th Floor
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY

Opening times

  • Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm