East Sussex Procurement Hub

Information for the Council’s Contracted Suppliers – COVID-19 Supplier Relief Assistance

We are very grateful for the continued commitment, effort and support of our contracted suppliers to keep Wealden’s, Hastings’ and Rother’s services and supplies going during the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognise that this is a challenging and uncertain time for all, and that the impact of COVID-19 affects day to day business in many ways. We are committed to working closely with our suppliers to provide relevant support.

We also appreciate that we may need to alter some of our contractural requirements or change ways of working, in order to do what is both necessary for our community and also supportive of our suppliers.

During this period, we will work together with our contracted suppliers to provide support where possible so that we can resume normal contract service delivery as soon as possible once the Covid-19 outbreak is over.

Please see our website page for the latest support, advice and information about COVID-19 

The East Sussex Procurement Hub (ESPH) is the shared procurement service, based at Wealden District Council, for Wealden District Council, Rother District Council and Hastings Borough Council.
Collectively, these Councils spend over £55m per year on the procurement of a diverse range of goods, services and works, including:

  • Works and Construction
  • Consultancy
  • Vehicle Management
  • Financial Services
  • Environmental Services

Logo for the East Sussex Procurement Hub
The ESPH was formed in 2009 and manages the procurement activities for these Councils, with the aim of employing tendering processes that are transparent, provide essential information to potential supplies, and ensure a fair chance for all businesses. The ESPH also works closely with Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council on joint procurement exercises.
Our objectives are to:

  • achieve efficiencies and savings
  • offer a Centre of Excellence for procurement practice
  • engage with local businesses and small and medium sized businesses

Current Tender Opportunities
We operate an e-tendering system which enables efficient and cost-effective procurement to be undertaken.  All current opportunities to supply Hastings, Rother and Wealden Councils are listed on this portal, the SE Shared Service Portal, which also links to the national Contracts Finder register.

More information for Suppliers
Find tender opportunities; tendering guidance

For further information, please contact the ESPH via:

  • Email: esph@wealden.gov.uk
  • https://pagelink
  • Follow us on Twitter @ESProcureHub