How to be a Supplier

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How to be a Supplier

Capita relies on a diverse supply chain to deliver the variety of learning and development requirements from the civil service. 

To become a supplier via Capita and Civil Service Learning you need to register on our supplier portal.

What is the portal?

The portal is where we advertise and manage the open market procurement process for new requirements that we receive from departments via the gateway process. It is also used to promote new/refreshed products for the common curriculum and the professions.

How does the portal work?

The portal is where we load requirement documents, manage the timescales of different stages of the procurement process, and receive and respond to messages. It’s also where you upload your proposals. 

When you have registered you will have been asked to select your specialist areas, and when we load a requirement to the portal we choose which of these it falls in to. If there is a match between your profile and the requirement, a notification email will be sent to you. You can then review a summary of the requirement and register your interest to receive all of the documentation. 

However, if you do not receive this email there are other ways to find opportunities. On our supplier portal there is a list of current opportunities, or you can follow us on twitter @CapitaCSL where we tweet all new opportunities.

Why is the portal used?

We use the portal to open up opportunities to as many suppliers as possible, but it also provides a good audit trail of all the information sent out to suppliers, all communications received during the procurement process, and documents submitted by suppliers.

FAQs on how to use the portal

We’ve put together a set of supplier video guides and documents to answer any questions you might have on our supplier portal