Procurement at PHE

Becoming a supplier to Public Health England.

Our procurement commitment

We aim to achieve best value and sustainable outcomes through fair and open competition.

Doing business with PHE

There are 3 ways to find PHE contract opportunities:

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder is a free service for businesses which allows you to search for live contract opportunities across the public sector and previously awarded contracts.

PHE’s eTendering portal

Register with our eTendering portal to:

  • view current opportunities with PHE
  • register and express an interest in a procurement opportunity
  • bid for contracts

Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)

On Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), you can find adverts and notices for higher value tenders and contracts.

Offering coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business

If you think your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus, you can offer support from your business. You’ll be asked some questions about the type of support you can give. You’ll then be contacted as soon as possible if your support is needed.

Opportunities for small businesses

PHE welcomes bids from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The government has published advice for small businesses on bidding for contracts.

Paying our suppliers

We aim to pay invoices promptly and expect our suppliers to pay their sub-contractors within 30 days.

Suppliers need to quote the PHE purchase order on their invoices.

Email invoices for payment as a PDF attachment to payables@phe.gov.uk

Ethical procurement

When awarding contracts, we look at the impact on society so that we comply with the Social Value Act and government policy on environmental sustainability.

We expect our suppliers to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and pay their employees a fair wage.

We will work with contracted suppliers to achieve our ethical procurement objectives.

Code of conduct

Businesses and PHE will need to follow PHE’s supplier charter alongside the government’s supplier code of conduct.

Contact us

For more information, email procurement@phe.gov.uk