Where can I find tenders?

One of the benefits of public sector tenders is that they are generally advertised free of charge, making them accessible to all scales of business. Whilst there are tender subscription services available that can help your business find tenders, if you know the right places to register, you may be able to avoid subscription costs. This is often an important factor for micro and small businesses to consider. If however you are a larger business that is inundated with tender notifications, a subscription service will be of benefit to help you filter the opportunities that match your business objectives.

The chargeable subscription services include Tenders Direct, B2B Quote, and PublicTenders.Net

The free to register, free to access tender portals include TED (Tenders European Daily)  and Contracts Finder  – you will also find that numerous e-procurement portals offer free registrations and notifications. These include Proactis ProContract  and Proactis Supplier Network

To help our clients, when Tender Victory locates a free to register tender site or procurement portal, we list them on our eSourcing Directory The vast majority of sites listed in our directory will email alerts to you regarding forthcoming opportunities. The directory is refreshed quarterly.

When registering with tendering portals and websites, you are usually asked to select category codes against your areas of business. These category codes are then used to alert you of any future opportunities listed on the portal that match your area of business. Assuming you are correctly registered, alerts of new tenders and opportunities are emailed to you automatically.

If the product or service that you supply is restricted to a particular region, county or geographic area you can use portal registrations to be  automatically alerted to contracts in those specific areas. When setting up your alerts, some portals will allow you to select regions or counties that are of interest to your business. We have also constructed our Directory in this way, to enable you to source portals relevant to the regions in which you operate.

At Tender Victory, we can set up tender alert notifications for you. Our Tender Alerts Administration Service provides a monitoring and assessing service to clients for their tender alert notifications.   Please contact us for more information, or follow this link to download our summary of service and read more.

In Summary:

To find tenders and contracts without subscription fees, decide which authorities you would like to work with and register on their e-procurement portals. You can find details of many free portals and their coverage area in our eSourcing Directory.

Also register with Contracts Finder and TED in addition to registering with portals as described above. If you are happy to pay a subscription fee, register with Tenders Direct or B2B Quote and they will email alerts directly to you.

Alternatively, contact us to discuss our Tender Alerts Administration  Service so that we can save you the hassle of trawling the e-procurement portals and sites and managing the many alerts received.