As well as maintaining a portfolio of active contracts to provide goods and services to the business, we’re always looking to develop relationships through new tender opportunities.
We have minimum requirements so that we can reassure the organisation of the health of our supply chain but we’re keen to provide opportunities to suppliers of all sizes including small and medium business enterprises. Some of those minimum requirements include financial and insurance checks but those will be made clear through our tender documentation.
The organisation adheres to internal thresholds noted below. For high value procurement's, Public Contracts Regulations set out the thresholds for which formalised procurement activity must be adhered to.
|Total contract value||Method of procurement|
|£0 - £10,000||Demonstrate value for money|
|£10,000 - 189,330||Formal quotation process|
|£189,330+||Competitive tender following Public Contracts Regulations 2015|
Our supplier portal
Our dedicated supplier portal, known as Intend, enables suppliers access to tender opportunities.
It’s environmentally friendly as all documentation is electronic and it’s free to register your company details. Once registered you’ll be able to express interest in our tender opportunities.
Although tender opportunities are published on other sites its your responsibility to check our system frequently for opportunities (click on “Tenders” when you land on the site). Depending on where they’re advertised, there can be a delay in the publication of tender information so always best to check our supplier portal directly.
If you have any questions for the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The procurement process
Midland Heart complies with Public Contracts Regulations.
Current thresholds when procuring using the regulations are shown below. Please note these change every two years and are due an update January 2022.
- Suppliers and Services Contracts: £189,330 exc. VAT
- Works £4,733,252 exc. VAT
Terms and Conditions
Please note that Midland Heart uses the below suite of contracts for our procurement-related activity. Within some forms of contract, the Order Form will be completed to reflect the requirements of the contract. In all other instances, the terms and conditions will not be modified. If an exceptional circumstance arises, the Head of Legal must be consulted.