How to use YORtender

The YORtender system is an electronic tendering system used by the council (and all the other 22 councils in Yorkshire and the Humber).  This system was implemented on 1st January 2013 and it is council policy that all procurement activity (goods, services and works) with an estimated value over £2,500 is undertaken via YORtender.

YORtender is a Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Initiative, designed to give suppliers the information needed to trade more easily with the Councils in the region.  The system provides suppliers with direct access to a wide variety of procurement opportunities across the region and there is no cost to use it.  Suppliers only need access to the internet.

Suppliers can register to do business with Barnsley MBC on the YORtender system for all categories  that are relevant to their business, and will receive ‘alerts’ whenever a tender opportunity for those relevant categories is placed on the system. 

To register, click on the following link to YORtender.  You can get support to register here.

It is advised that suppliers review and update their company’s registration information on YORtender at least annually, to ensure that information remains up to date. 

It is the responsibility of suppliers registered on the ‘YORtender’ system to keep their profile updated, including email contact details.

Barnsley MBC will not be liable for loss of any potential business opportunity arising from the failure of any supplier to update information on their profile, including email contact details.

Specific Policies

Adult and Family Learning Service Sub-contracting policy.  

This policy managed by the Adult and Family Learning Service relates to the procuring of learning provision in the post 19 sector.  Any potential subcontractors are advised to consider the policy document .