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.

Procuring goods and services – the regulations

As a Contracting Authority under the Public Contract Regulations 2015, since 1 January 2015 all contracts for relevant services in excess of £164,176 (for supplies and services) and £4,104,394 (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 Bravo Solutions. You must use to portal to take part in the tendering process.

Buying goods responsibly

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.

Contact us

Call the Procurement Helpline on 020 7066 5566 or email [email protected].