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Easily find local authority tender opportunities in your area with The Chest, the North West's Local Authority Procurement Portal. The Chest enables existing and current suppliers to view local authority contract opportunities.

Local authorities in the north west currently spend between £6bn and £6.5bn each year on goods and services so they could provide long-term stability for local businesses.  It's FREE to register and could bring benefits to YOUR business!

The Chest features tendering opportunities from across the north west including Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Within Greater Manchester find tendering opportunities from Bolton Council, Bury Council, Manchester City Council, Oldham Council, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Rochdale Council, Salford Council, Stockport Council, Tameside Council, Trafford Council and Wigan Council.

The Chest has been set-up so that anybody can browse the database of opportunities, simply click on the Current Opportunities link on any page of the Chest and you will be presented with the Opportunities Search Screen. On some council homepages there will be a separate link that you can click on it will display what opportunities that council has that it might not have put onto the Chest.

To register as a supplier simply provide your details about themselves and submit an application online. The system administrator then checks whether any one else from the same organisation has already registered on the Chest. If not, a couple of emails are sent to the prospective supplier; one contains a password and one contains a login.  As a supplier you can select which councils you wish to receive email notifications from and which ProClass codes best match the goods or services you provide.