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Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk



How to do business with Birmingham City Council

All opportunities to supply Birmingham City Council with goods and services will be sourced through www.finditinbirmingham.com

The council also uses an electronic tendering Tool - Intend - which runs in conjunction with Finditinbirmingham. Users are able to

  • view a list of tenders/contracts/quotations.
  • express interest in a particular tender or quotation.
  • receive tender and/or quotation documentation.
  • safely return tender or quotation documents
  • send and receive correspondence

Birmingham City Council has a small business portal that gives advice on business about information and financial assistance. Please see Help and Support for Small Businesses.

Business Link have produced a comprehensive guide to Selling to Government which provides practical advice on the procurement process, procurement regulations and helps suppliers understand the tendering process for public sector contracts.

CPS wants to help and support small businesses and the third sector and has signed to a Concordat and encourage effective trade. For for further information please see the document below:

The Supplier Portal is quick to use and easy to register. We have produced clear guidelines on how to register and use the system to process your purchase order related invoices or view your payment transactions.

The system provides benefits such as:

  • lower invoice printing and postage costs
  • prompt processing of PO invoices for payment
  • quicker escalation of any invoice queries
  • ability to view and track the status of invoices

If you require assistance or further information please contacts Corporate Procurement email: cps@birmingham.gov.ukor tel: 0121 464 8000

Important Information for Suppliers regarding Payments

It is the aim of Birmingham City Council (BCC to reduce costs by removing the volume of paper processing. A particular area of focus has been invoice reduction.

Vendor Payments by Cheque

Birmingham City Council no longer pay vendors by cheque. If you are registered with BCC as a vendor and currently receive payment by cheque please email Vendordata@birmingham.gov.uk explain that you would like to set up BACS payment. Please ensure you include your vendor number. (BACS = Banks Automated Clearing System).

Example Invoice

To ensure prompt payment of invoices, please see the attached example of information required.

 PDF Ideal Invoice (Size: 42.9 Kb Type: PDF )

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