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: 27 August 2020
We are continuing to pay suppliers on receipt of valid, undisputed invoices as quickly as possible.
As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to a close in October, we recognise that some suppliers may see a change in their financial position. If any supplier considers their business to be, or about to be, at material financial risk, please email us at [email protected]. We are willing to engage and try to identify ways in which we can support you.
In London, we have welcomed a limited number of FCA colleagues back to the office. We are currently developing plans to enable more colleagues to come back into the office from September. In Edinburgh, where there is a different approach to lockdown, we are asking all colleagues to continue to work from home for now. For as long as social distancing rules apply, we will be asking the majority of colleagues to continue to work from home on a regular basis.
For those suppliers whose teams usually work on or frequently visit FCA premises, we shall communicate the arrangements for them returning ahead of their scheduled return date. Please keep in regular contact with your FCA Supplier Manager or contract manager.
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.
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
Please email [email protected].
14/05/2020: Information added Covid-19 Supplier Update