The London Fire Brigade (LFB) works with businesses to help provide the best service to the public. The information and guidance below tells you all you need to know should you want to sell goods or services to us. We aim to ensure that opportunities to work for us are offered fairly, are transparent, accessible and encourage participation by all of London's diverse communities.
All companies wishing to work with the Brigade are urged to register through the Bluelight portal, an E-tendering system. All LFB tenders are now sent out through this portal. Registration is a quick and easy process that is free of charge to all applicants. Please go to bluelight to register.
The following portals are of particular suitability to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs):
‘Compete for’ is free and open to all. It aims to help SMEs to identify and bid for opportunities linked to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and other major contract opportunities in London. Please go to Compete for to register.
‘Contracts Finder’ system is a free facility for small businesses to find public sector procurement and sub contracting opportunities in one single place online. Please go to contractsfinder to register.
Tender opportunities for goods and services of over the EU procurement thresholds (valid from 1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013) currently £173,934 for supplies and services, and £4,348,350 for works, are also advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
There is also a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project in place, which will see the rebuilding of some of our fire stations.