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Procurement contract opportunities

This page is to help suppliers understand how the University advertises its Procurement needs.


We advertise tender opportunities through Contracts Finder. You can find out further information about the opportunities and submit expressions of interest on their website.

The University of Bath’s eTendering programme is run in conjunction with BIPS DELTA. Before you can participate in a University of Bath tender you must have an account which you can register for on the Delta eSourcing website.

If you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the Delta eSourcing homepage. You can find out how to use the eSourcing tool on their Resources menu.

Using Delta eSourcing to express an interest

To “express an interest” in an opportunity log in, go to your Response Manager and add the Access Code supplied in the advert for the specific requirement.

Please make sure you carefully follow all instruction provided in Delta and pay particular attention to THE DEADLINE (TIME AND DATE) for submitting your response(s). FAILURE TO SUBMIT ON TIME WILL RESULT IN EXCLUSION FROM THE TENDER. In particular, please make sure that you allow plenty of time when responding if you have been asked to “upload” response documents.

Open tenders

For an Open Tender (procedure) all respondees meeting the deadline for expression of interest via Delta will be able to download our Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.

Restricted tenders

For a Restricted Tender (Procedure) expressions of interest are by submission (in Delta) of responses to a Selection Questionnaire. Selection of Tenderers will be based solely on the Selection criteria set out for the specific requirement (details of which can be found on the right under SELECT.

Technical difficulties

If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0845 270 7050 or email Delta eSourcing.

The University of Bath advertises a large number of contracts throughout the year in Find a Tender, BiP and Contracts Finder.

University of Bath Tenders

Find a Tender

The University of Bath, in common with all other public sector organisations is required to advertise certain contracts (exceeding specified threshold levels) in the UK e-notification service called Find a Tender. To view all current public sector contracts that exceed the specified thresholds please visit the Find a Tender website.


BiP is leading provider of public sector contract information, offering suppliers and buyers access to a large database of current open contract opportunities.

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder is a dynamic government-backed service designed specifically to give small businesses within the UK easy access to lower-value contract opportunities offered by the public sector.

Register at Contracts Finder to receive daily email alerts notifying you of lower-value contract opportunities relevant to your business, in your chosen area for FREE. The Contract Finder service also enables you to search online for contract opportunities whilst actively promoting your company to the public sector.

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

The University of Bath is a member of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium.

More Information about Tendering with the University

For more information about how to tender with the University and guides on how to use Delta please follow this link


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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