Doing business with the Council

Procurement is a strategic function, ensuring that the Council procures goods, works and services consistent with best practice, delivers value for money to the organisation and that contracts are managed effectively.

Doing business with the CouncilOpportunities with Harlow Council

Suppliers can register their interest to work with the Council by completing a Supplier Registration form.

Supplier Registration form

Harlow Council does not maintain its own list of approved suppliers, but uses third party lists managed by Constructionline and Exor, or suppliers with equivalent accreditations or standards approved by the Relationship and Commissioning Manager.

  • Procurement portal - current opportunities at the Council, past tenders and contracts awarded

  • Tender process - the Council's tender process and documentation required 

If you require more information or help with a tender process please contact the Procurement Team:

Other Essex opportunities

As part of Harlow Council’s continuing commitment to improve communication with suppliers, Harlow Council is a member of the Procurement Alliance for Essex (PAE) which collaborates on a range of tendering activities across Essex. Suppliers may also register on the PAE Website free of charge to receive live alerts about the tendering opportunities across Essex that match their business requirements.

The Contracts Database for the East of England contains information about contracts held by Local Authorities and other public sector organisations.

More opportunities and advice for winning Government contracts can be found on the GOV.UK - Service Contracts Finder website. This lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies and also provides a Guide to tendering for public sector contracts.

Construction related opportunities at HTS (Property and Environment) Limited

HTS Group Ltd logo

This is the new company set up by Harlow Council to provide a range of environmental and property maintenance services from February 2017.

Services previously delivered by Kier Harlow Ltd like Council housing repairs, street cleaning, grass cutting and pest control are being provided by HTS (Property & Environment) Limited.

The move will help towards saving money while also giving the Council flexibility to meet its future financial challenges.

The company is headed up by Managing Director, John Phillips, and Non-Executive Chair of the Company Board, Michael Harrowven. Three Councillors – Bob Davis, Simon Carter and Chris Vince - have also been appointed to serve on the Board of the company.

For further information about HTS (Property & Environment) Limited, please contact:

Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
CM20 1WG

Tel:: 01279 446655