Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has started to use the North West’s electronic sourcing portal ‘The Chest’ to advertise tender opportunities. Further information about the portal can be found in the Guide to using the Chest, avaible from the documents section below.

Over the coming months, all of the Council’s forthcoming tender opportunities will be published on ‘The Chest’ and suppliers will need to be registered to access further information about each contract.

To view current opportunities or register, please visit the Chest

Doing business with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council buys a large, diverse range of goods, works and services to enable it to deliver an effective service to the people of the Borough.
The Council welcomes competition from new and established suppliers, both large and small. We will always try to obtain the best value for money for the Council and effectively for Council tax payers.

Council procurement rules

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council staff must follow the rules outlined in our contract and procurement rules when purchasing goods, works or services.

Advice for suppliers

The Council offers advice to suppliers on all aspects of procurement and contractual matters. Please email procurement@blackburn.gov.uk if you require advice.

Read the Prompt payment committment and invoice guidance. It contains information for suppliers about our payment terms, contact details for payment queries and how we pay invoices.

eTendering at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

We recommend that Suppliers who wish to do business with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council register on The Chest. There is no charge for suppliers to register.

The document provided below is for additional information including contact details for Due North Support if you need further help with your registration.

If you are already registered on The Chest, please check that your registration details are up to date.