How to do business with the Office for Students

The Procurement team at the Office for Students (OfS) is responsible for spending over £15.9 million a year across the organisation.

In everything we buy, we want to make sure that the goods and services suit our needs and offer value for money. We also make sure they comply with the current UK procurement legislation, government accounting guidelines and good commercial practice.

We operate a 'no PO-no pay' policy, which means all suppliers must receive a purchase order from the OfS before they start work or provide goods and services.

Invoices sent to the OfS without quoting a valid purchase order number will be returned to the supplier. Invoices should be sent to [email protected]

Current opportunities for suppliers

If you are unsure of anything explained or asked for in a tender, please use the messaging facility in the Delta eSourcing portal to ask a question.

This is how we require queries to be raised during a tender period. If an answer concerns all tendering parties, we will answer to everyone, or if it is something individual to you, we will only reply to you.

Future opportunities for suppliers

We recommend that suppliers register for the Delta eSourcing portal.

All open tender opportunities will be advertised and run through Delta.

Where appropriate, we make use of frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems from the Crown Commercial Service, among other purchasing consortia.

Last updated 17 May 2024
17 May 2024
Procurement pipeline updated.
29 April 2024
New tender opportunity added: TEF 2023 evaluation. Expired tender opportunity removed.
09 April 2024
Procurement pipeline updated
05 April 2024
Added tender opportunity for Facilitation of a Theory of Change for a funded programme.
07 March 2024
Procurement pipeline updated
22 February 2024
Updated with new procurement opportunities
05 February 2024
Procurement pipeline updated.
10 January 2024
Procurement pipeline updated
12 December 2023
Procurement pipeline updated
07 December 2023
New tender opportunity added
09 November 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities.
05 October 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities.
04 October 2023
Tender opportunity added.
27 September 2023
Replaced corporate ethics mark
11 August 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities.
02 August 2023
Added tender opportunity for Framework for recruitment supplier services for temporary and permanent staff
11 July 2023
Procurement pipeline updated and expired tender opportunities removed
06 June 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities
02 June 2023
New tender opportunity added: Regulatory Practice Learning Programme Design. Expired tender opportunity removed.
04 May 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities
02 May 2023
New tender opportunity added: Contract for health assessments. Expired tender opportunity removed.
26 April 2023
New tender opportunity added: A review of collaborative support for improving equality of opportunity within access to higher education
25 April 2023
New tender opportunity added: PRN1938 - Contract for evaluation case studies for revised condition B3
11 April 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities
14 March 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities
13 February 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities, and expired tender opportunities removed.
20 January 2023
Added tender opportunity PRN1905 – Sexual misconduct prevalence survey
12 January 2023
Updated pipeline of opportunities.
16 December 2022
Added 1 new opportunity.
13 December 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
05 December 2022
Tender opportunities updated
07 November 2022
Tender opportunities and pipeline updated
11 October 2022
Pipeline updated
10 October 2022
Tender opportunities updated
20 September 2022
Procurement opportunities updated, new CIPS corporate ethics mark added
02 September 2022
Updated procurement pipeline file.
16 August 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
05 August 2022
New tender opportunities added.
02 August 2022
Tender opportunity added
12 July 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
09 May 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
26 April 2022
Tender opportunities updated
05 April 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
08 March 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
15 February 2022
Two new tender opportunities added
09 February 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
03 February 2022
One new tender opportunity added and one removed.
11 January 2022
One new tender opportunity added and one removed.
05 January 2022
Procurement pipeline updated
20 December 2021
Two tender opportunities added.
13 December 2021
Closed tender opportunities removed and procurement pipeline updated
15 November 2021
Tender opportunity added and procurement pipeline updated
28 October 2021
One tender opportunity added and one closed.
20 October 2021
October 2021 procurement pipeline added
03 September 2021
September 2021 procurement pipeline added
26 July 2021
Tender opportunities updated
06 July 2021
CIPS corporate ethics mark updated
02 July 2021
July 2021 procurement pipeline added
21 June 2021
New tender opportunity added
01 June 2021
June 2021 procurement pipeline added
07 May 2021
Closed tender opportunities removed and May 2021 procurement pipeline added
01 April 2021
Link added to tender opportunity for hosting and maintenance of the OfS website.
31 March 2021
Tender opportunity added
29 March 2021
Procurement pipeline added and past tender opportunities removed
15 February 2021
One tender opportunity added
03 February 2021
One tender opportunity added
22 December 2020
Two tender opportunities removed and minor text updates
22 October 2020
One tender opportunity added
05 October 2020
Updated CIPS corporate ethics logo
10 September 2020
One tender opportunity added
25 August 2020
Minor text change and one tender opportunity removed
10 July 2020
One tender opportunity added and one removed
15 June 2020
One tender opportunity removed
20 May 2020
One tender opportunity removed and one added
08 April 2020
One tender opportunity removed and one added
06 April 2020
Four tender opportunities removed and one added
16 March 2020
Two tender opportunities removed
09 March 2020
One tender opportunity added and one removed
03 March 2020
One tender opportunity added
28 February 2020
Two tender opportunities added
26 February 2020
One tender opportunity added
19 February 2020
One tender opportunity removed
17 February 2020
One tender opportunity removed and two added
07 February 2020
One tender opportunity removed and three added
14 January 2020
Tender opportunity added
06 January 2020
Tender opportunity added
17 December 2019
Tender opportunity added

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