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. 

The FCA is committed to building strong, innovative relationships with our suppliers, ensuring that we generate value for money from our partnerships and minimise risk within the supply chain.

We are dedicated to ensuring all our contracts are carried out in full compliance with all procurement regulations and, in doing so we endorse the implementation and promotion of ethical business practices.

We also recognise how important it is that our suppliers understand and align with the behaviours and standards we expect; in December 2020, we updated our Supplier Code of Conduct to clarify our expectations. This sets out a wide range of expectations that we have of our suppliers including those relating to human rights and employment laws, including compliance with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, ethical behaviour and respectful treatment. 
 

Covid-19 Supplier Update: 23 April 2021

We continue to pay suppliers on receipt of valid, undisputed invoices as quickly as possible. We remain committed to supporting any suppliers who consider their business to be at material financial risk. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss relief opportunities.

Our Edinburgh office remains closed and access to our London office is permitted for supplier staff required to maintain operations. The plan that we are following allows the FCA to maximise the delivery of our public service. However, please be assured that the health and welfare of FCA employees, contractors and visitors remains paramount.

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

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.

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

We:

  • 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

12/05/2021: Document update Supplier contract.
23/04/2021: Information changed Covid-19 Supplier update: 23 April 2021
26/02/2021: Information changed Covid-19 Supplier update 26 February 2021.
26/01/2021: Publication added updated summary document of above threshold supplier contract awards
06/01/2021: Information added Covid-19 Supplier Update: 6 January 2021
21/12/2020: Information added Covid-19 Supplier Update: 21 December 2020
08/12/2020: Document update supplier code of conduct and updated supporting information
02/11/2020: Information added 2 November update added
07/10/2020: Information added Covid-19 Supplier Update: October 2020
10/09/2020: Publication added Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the year ending 31 March 2020

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