Procuring goods and services

Find out how to become a supplier to the FCA, and understand our policies and procedures for buying goods and services. 

We buy a wide range of goods and services. We must be economic and effective in using our resources, so our Procurement Department is a team of professional purchasing staff, ensuring we get value for money for all expenditure.

Covid-19 Supplier Update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 May the FCA confirms that it will continue following the Government’s advice that everyone who can work from home should do so.

For those suppliers whose people would normally visit or be based at the FCA’s offices in Stratford and Edinburgh, our expectation is that current working arrangements will also remain.

We continue to develop our plans so that we may return to the buildings only when it is safe to do so, and we will update you on the plans in due course. The health and welfare of FCA employees, contractors and visitors is paramount.

If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]

Supplier Relief due to Covid-19

We will be taking a range of measures to support our suppliers during this period; this includes speeding up our systems to pay invoices faster than our normal payment terms require. 

Additionally, if any supplier considers that the current situation places their business at material financial risk, please email us at [email protected].

We are willing to engage and identify ways in which we can support you.

Procuring goods and services – the regulations

As a Contracting Authority under the Public Contract Regulations 2015, since 1 January 2018 all contracts for relevant services in excess of £189,330 (for supplies and services) and £4,733,252 (for works) are subject to the EU Procurement Directives.

We have published a summary of above threshold supplier contracts awarded by the FCA during the last 12 months.

Advertising for tenders

Where required by the above directives, we advertise upcoming FCA contracts in the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), a supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). In some cases we also issue Prior Information Notices (PINs), which describe contracts that will be formally advertised in the near future.

In addition, we may also use alternative routes to market, including Framework Agreements (both pan-government and FCA-tendered agreements).

Suppliers – how to tender

All tendering is carried out via our eTendering portal hosted by BiP Solutions Ltd. You must use the portal to take part in the tendering process.

Buying goods responsibly

It is important that our suppliers understand and align with the behaviours and standards expected from anyone working in, or with the FCA, as set out in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

As a major consumer of goods and services, we recognise our responsibility to the environment and to ensuring that our suppliers have fair and ethical labour policies. As part of that responsibility we expect all suppliers to comply with our Supplier Environmental and Social Policy Statement.

We also have a commitment to Ethical Procurement.

In the absence of any other agreed terms and conditions our General Terms and Conditions shall apply.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


  • recognise our responsibility to ensure that our suppliers have fair and ethical labour practices
  • make it clear that we expect all of our suppliers to comply with the Statement and to ensure that working conditions in their operations meet (or exceed) international labour standards
  • will continue to review the steps we are taking to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains

Read our full Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Contact us

Please email [email protected].

Page updates

14/05/2020: Information added Covid-19 Supplier Update