working with arc21

Working with arc21

arc21 procures goods and services from a range of suppliers and service providers. The types of procurement can range from small, one-off purchases to annual supply contracts and multi-million pound service contracts, which can run for a number of years.


We want to encourage local businesses to tender or quote competitively to supply us because we recognise the positive contribution small businesses can have in the local economy.

We see procurement as playing a vital role in delivering efficient and effective services to the public and helping to support sustainable local communities.


Business Opportunities

You can find out about current and planned business opportunities with us as follows. 

Check for advertisements in:

  • Through our etendering portal

  • Find a Tender (Find high value contracts in the public sector - GOV.UK (

  • The local newspapers

  • On our website, view under ‘Current Tender Opportunities’  Opportunities 



arc21 uses a number of procurement procedures when purchasing goods or services. The procedure to be used depends on the value of the order or contract.   

Estimated Value


Up to £30,000


£30,000 to UK Threshold


Above UK Thresholds

 Tender Process following the Regulations

In addition, from time to time, arc21 may use existing Framework Agreements where they have been procured by another entity but are open for use by us though the way in which the procurement has been constructed.  At the UK tender threshold, we have the choice of a number of procedures. We will choose the most appropriate one and make this clear when placing the notice. All successful bidders will be contracted by our terms and conditions.