- Who do I contact about becoming a supplier?
Firstly read through the information provided in the ‘Become an Anchor supplier’ section of this website. We invite tenders for most types of work and normally enter into long term partnering arrangements with suppliers and contractors for several years. We also enter into individual contracts for specific projects as the business requires.
If you feel you can supply works, goods and services relevant to our business, please register your company details via our Bravo e-tendering system.
- We are only a small organisation so do we need to take part in tenders?
Any organisation wishing to become a supplier to Anchor, regardless of size, must take part in the tender process.
- What is OJEU?
OJEU stands for the Official Journal of the European Union. This is the publication in which all contracts from the public sector above a certain financial threshold must be published as set out in the Public Procurement Regulations.
This legislation covers organisations and projects that receive public money. As well as Anchor organisations such as Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Central Government Departments and Educational Establishments are all covered by this. You can find out more on the OJEU website.
- Will it cost me to register my details on Bravo?
No. Registration on Bravo is free of charge.
- Who do I contact if I have questions or experience problems with Bravo?
The Bravo helpline will be able to assist with any questions or issues you may have regarding Bravo. The helpdesk contact details are: 0800 368 4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We missed the tender - can we still work with Anchor?
Generally if the tender was conducted under the Public Procurement Regulations then you will have to wait until the contract is retendered for a further opportunity. You therefore cannot supply Anchor as we normally will have entered into a formal contract or framework agreement with the successful tenders or bidders.
Occasionally, a tender process maybe disrupted which results in new bids being invited from the market. In this eventuality, the tender will be publicised via the Bravo website and European Journal and opportunity to submit a tender may be available.
- How do I get paid for services rendered?
Only when you are set up as an Anchor vendor should you accept any work from us and never without an official order or from an agreed call off framework.
Invoices should be sent to the address specified on the purchase order. To avoid delay in payment it is important that the invoice contains all the relevant information and includes a valid PO number. Non-compliant invoices may lead to a delay in payment. Payment terms are for payment 30 days from the end of the month in which a valid invoice is received, unless alternative payment terms have been agreed with Anchor.
- What are Anchor’s requirements regarding trading on the internet?
Technology, including security requirements, is specified as part of the tender process.