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Alastair Caithness

New website launched to rival eTenders portal

Leading e-tendering services provider Millstream has launched a new website as an alternative to the Irish Government’s revamped national eTenders portal, which has attracted well-documented criticism from users since it moved to a new operator last week.

Millstream had operated the eTenders portal on behalf of the Government since 2003, and its success was widely acknowledged. The contract was re-tendered and moved to a new provider this month.

It has now launched its own myTenders Ireland website, at, to offer public authorities an alternative option when publishing tender notices and crucially to make it easy for Irish companies to find and win public contracts.

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Procurement opens up opportunities for construction companies

Leading e-procurement services provider Millstream has reported a rise in the number of low value construction tenders over the past 12 months, which it believes is opening up opportunities for UK companies to secure work from the public sector.

Millstream operates the myTenders and Tenders Direct websites, which allow public sector organisations to publish tenders and private sector companies to bid for new business, as well as national procurement portals for Scotland, Ireland and Norway.

Around 70% of the 14,000 construction tenders published by Millstream over the past year have been below the EU threshold of £4.3million, which means they do not need to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

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Millstream brings business value to the public sector

Value is a strong ingredient in any good business proposition, but when your business is connecting suppliers with public-sector buyers, practising what you preach is all the more important.

Millstream Associates is a business connecting 7,500 public purchasing authorities to more than 200,000 suppliers through an online system which sends tenders to relevant businesses depending on their products and services and their ability to deliver. Continue reading “Millstream brings business value to the public sector”

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