Exciting business opportunities are available to support Sunderland City Council’s three signature events which include The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018, Sunderland International Airshow 2017/18 and Sunderland Illuminations 2017/18.

The opportunities related to these events, some of the highest profile events in the region, will be advertised via the NEPO Portal, an e-tendering system that allows organisations to compete for work. Brief registration guidance can be found below and an organisation must be registered on the portal to view forthcoming tender opportunities. If you wish to be considered please register at: www.nepo.org

Sunderland City Council recently held a ‘Meet the buyer’ event, the purpose of the event was to provide businesses with information about the goods and services that the council would be looking to acquire. The presentation slides from the event can be downloaded here, please find other documents that may be of interest below.


NEPO Portal Global Registration
Sunderland BID Supplier Opportunities
Overview of Signature Events
Meet the buyers powerpoint
Events fact sheet
Global Registration