Welcome to The Chest, the North West's Local Authority Procurement Portal.

The Chest has been created with funding from the North West Centre of Excellence to bring together buyers and suppliers making it easier for businesses to find out about new sources of potential revenue and to grow and develop to the benefit of the local economy.

Local Authorities in the north west currently spend between £6bn and £6.5bn each year on goods and services so they could provide long-term stability for local businesses.

Follow the Current Opportunities link on your left to browse north west opportunities.

Suppliers can register online via the Suppliers’ Area to receive email updates on opportunities that match their capabilities.

Suppliers can reduce tendering costs by registering their interest in opportunities online.

The Chest has separate web pages for each of the north west’s sub-regions and individual councils as well as other public sector bodies.

There is a link to The Chest’s sister application 'Contract Register', a comprehensive register of contracts currently held by many of the 46 local authorities in the north west.