Procurement information for Parliament

This section sets out the aims and objectives of Parliament Procurement's section

to deliver procurement excellence to support the Houses of Parliament

The Parliament Procurement service provides expertise and support, covering a wide variety of requirements, to deliver world-class services to Members, staff and visitors to the Estate, and helps to maintain the infrastructure of a World Heritage site.

The Parliament Procurement service consists of two core teams of qualified professionals in the House of Lords & House of Commons who work closely together to develop procurement policy for Parliament. The broad principles of the policy are:

  • to promote value for money

  • to promote propriety and regularity

  • to promote compliance with legal obligations

Each team also provides specialist procurement consultancy services to departments in each House to deliver value for money through quality contracts.

We recognise that none of this can be achieved without our suppliers, and so we are working to help both current and potential suppliers understand the procedures and requirements of public sector procurement. These pages are designed to provide easily accessible information to:

  • give suppliers a better insight to Parliament's procurement policies and processes

  • enable suppliers to learn about new/ongoing initiatives

  • provide an opportunity for suppliers to become familiar with our documentation

  • help suppliers find out about our current and forth-coming contract opportunities

The site is being developed and we welcome your comments and suggestions for enhancements and improvements which should be emailed to quoting "Internet feedback" in the subject field.

If you are interested in finding information about the procurement arrangements for Parliamentary contracts, please use the links set out below.

House of Commons (Commercial Services Directorate)

House of Lords (House of Lords Procurement Officer)

Commons Information Office

The House of Commons Information Office answers questions about the business, history and membership of the House.

Telephone: 020 7219 4272
Text phone: Dial 18001 followed by 020 7219 4272
Telephone enquiry service is open between 10am-12 midday and 2pm-4pm (Monday to Friday).

Contact the House of Lords

Find out what's on, how to track a Bill and reach a Member of the Lords.

Watch Parliament TV

Parliament's video and audio channel carries live and archived coverage of proceedings including PMQs, debates and committee meetings in both Houses.