How to find Opportunities you can Bid for

One of the first challenges you might find when you enter the world of formal bids and tenders is knowing where to look for bidding opportunities.

Whether you are bidding for private or public sector contracts there are many ways you can make the process more straightforward.

The following video tutorial will talk you through some of the ways you can find relevant bidding opportunities. There are probably more ways than you imagine. The most common source for public sector contracts is the Contracts Finder website.

Private sector bidding opportunities can be harder to track down. There are still plenty of ways to make your life easier by, for example, registering with one or more of the notification services that aggregate tenders from a number of sources.

You can also follow the Live Tenders section on this website.

We would be happy to help you set up profiles on the most appropriate sites. You can then get automatic notification of relevant opportunities. Get in touch using our contact page if you want to know more.

Social Value in Public Sector Tenders – How SMEs can play to their Strengths

Social value became a feature of public sector contract awards following the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act in 2013. It’s becoming an increasingly important factor that sometimes tips the balance between evenly matched bids.

It’s also an area where SMEs have many strengths they can play to. The challenge is to identify what those strengths are and present them persuasively in tender submissions.

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