All ORE Catapult procurement exercises are conducted through our procurement portal, ProContract. To receive notifications regarding future tender opportunities, Please Click Here To Register For An Account free of charge. User guides are available on the portal. If you are already registered, please ensure your contact information is up to date.
We have standard terms and conditions for contracts with our suppliers, and a standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which are set out in the following documents:
Opportunities valued above £60,000 will be advertised on the ProContract website.
Any opportunities valued at above the current threshold will be advertised on the UK Governments website “Find a Tender”, via the e-Procurement Portal.
Although we are considered a private sector R&D organisation, it is a condition of our funding agreement that we comply with public contracts regulations and therefore we are fully committed to the EU principles of equality of treatment, non-discrimination and transparency.
There may be instances where we do not advertise contracts or may not seek quotations from the open market. A single supplier solution will only be used in limited circumstances, which include:
The Public Contracts Regulations also permits certain general exclusions, which includes but is not limited to the following:
In compliance with regulation 113 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, click here to see information for the 2020/2021 financial year regarding the percentage of invoices paid by ORE Catapult within 30 days.