eSourcing tool: guidance for suppliers

How to register and respond to tenders and further competitions using the Crown Commercial Service’s eSourcing tool.


Sourcing system: simplified bidder guide

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The supplier guidance document provides information on how to find and respond to tender opportunities for suppliers of all sizes, including small businesses.

The bidder guidance covers tasks such as:

  • how to express an interest
  • how to send a message
  • how to upload and download attachments
  • how to check that your bid response has been uploaded

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Published 8 April 2014
Last updated 18 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the bidder guidance document

  2. Updated bidder guidance

  3. The guidance and documents related to the legacy Emptoris sourcing platform have been removed.

  4. We updated the bidder guidance document with a newer version.

  5. Updated guidance for the Jaggaer system

  6. A guide for the new eSourcing system for bidders has been added to the top of the documents list.

  7. New supplier How Do I uploaded

  8. New 'How To' guide added

  9. Updated quick guide to bidder tasks document

  10. Removed out of date How Do I guide

  11. updated eSourcing tool guidance for suppliers

  12. Updated guidance documents.

  13. Added quick guides to admin and bidder tasks.

  14. replaced guidance for suppliers docs A and B for updated versions.

  15. First published.