About The PAE

The Procurement Alliance for Essex (PAE)

 Provides a procurement forum for members ranging from best practice advice to collaborative tender opportunities

 Established in April 2004, the Procurement Alliance for Essex was the UK’s first example of a genuinely cross public sector, self–funding & county wide Procurement organisation.

The PAE continues to promote good cross public-sector procurement practices and encourage collaboration amongst its members. Since 2004 its membership has grown steadily to include County Council, Further Education, Fire & Rescue Service, Housing Associations and Local Authorities as current members.

Full list of members;

Many members use BiP Select Service for their tender activities

  • Access innovative products and services from wide range of suppliers
  • Search the database by location, product or service to assist in expanding and stimulating competition in your supplier base
  • Access a profile of each business listed to quickly pinpoint the right type of product or service and generate a shortlist
  • Easy access to a pool of specialists with experience in niche markets
  • The ability to develop existing supplier base free of charge
  • The ability to locate more competitive businesses resulting in better value procurement solutions
  • Access to real-time supplier information

Register to use the BiP Portal Buyer or Supplier

Other members use,

Proactis (Due North)



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