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Buy Sunderland First

Buy Sunderland First is a scheme from Sunderland City Council which seeks to ensure that local businesses are given the opportunity to bid for Council opportunities.

Registration is free and gives businesses the opportunity to provide information about the goods, works and services they provide.

As of 1 July 2016, the council is now using the NEPO Portal system for all quotation and tender opportunities.

There are a number of reasons why the council has moved to the NEPO Portal for quotes, including:

  • Increased opportunities for Sunderland suppliers who may receive tender and/or quote invitations from other North East local authorities.
  • Increased functionality for council buyers and suppliers.
  • Improved account management as suppliers will no longer require two accounts to bid for council opportunities.

If you are interested in registering to bid for opportunities with Sunderland City Council (and other public sector organisations from the UK) please visit the NEPO website. (opens new window)

The system is free of charge and supported by a helpdesk. The details are:

Supplier technical support: Proactis helpdesk ticketing system:


Telephone:  0330 005 0352

If you would like further information on Sunderland City Council opportunities or the Buy Sunderland First Scheme please contact Procurement team on Telephone: 0191 561 2369

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