Guidance for procurement officers

Guidance for procurement officers

The Supported Business Directory is designed as an aid to Procurement Officers looking to source products under the Article 19 European regulations. We hope that you will find the Directory an invaluable tool in helping your organisation source products from quality suppliers whose purpose is to provide sustainable employment to people with a disability.

The Directory contains searchable listings of businesses and their products and services. All the businesses listed here are supported businesses as defined within Regulation 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5). This means that the company is a service where more than 50% of the workers are disabled persons who by reason of the nature or severity of their disability are unable to take up work in the open labour market. Each company has signed a declaration to confirm this to us and their company details are held by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Product listings

Product listings are made using the European Product Codes (CPV 2008). We only list categories where there are products or services listed as this minimises wasted effort in browsing empty categories.


We believe that the information on this site is accurate but it is the responsibility of suppliers to maintain their company and product information. BASE cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors and you should check directly with the supplier if you have any queries about the company or its services. We would, however, appreciate any feedback about inaccuracies so that we can investigate further.


We welcome feedback about the useability of this site and any additional features that you think would be useful. Please get in touch using the contact form.