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Noel Vassallo

I joined Tenders Direct in February 2020, bringing with me over 9 years’ experience in writing and creating content for a variety of appeals and campaigns. Applying my skills to public sector procurement, I ensure our resources are easily accessible, concise and most of all, useful. By analysing our unique insights and monitoring our sources for the latest market news, I also provide readers with up-to-date and relevant information.

In my free time I like to keep busy by finding new hobbies to challenge myself with. Currently I am making sure that my old easel and mountain bike don’t feel neglected, as well as attempting the odd bit of woodwork.

Public Sector Round-Up 19.02.21

In the news this week:
◆ Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with multi-billion pound intervention
◆ Record year for UK’s £8.9bn cyber security sector

Our top high value award notices for the week:
◆ £740k tendering technical specification for a new vessel in Aberdeen
◆ £2.2m cremator equipment to be placed in Southend Crematorium
◆ £3.14m framework for the provision of a range of security services in Belfast

Tender Update:
◆ 920 notices published across the UK in the last 7 days

Public Sector Round-Up 12.02.21

In the news this week:
◆ New £10 million fund to drive private sector investment in nature
◆ Wales commits to net zero by 2050, but sets out ambitions to get there sooner
◆ Voi launches long term scooter rental in West of England

Our top high value contract award notices:
◆ £1m manned security services in Preston
◆ €3.8m cargo handling and storage services in London
◆ £6.4m Construction work for highways in Weston-Super-Mare

Public Sector Round-Up 05.02.21

In the news this week:
◆ £33 billion investment in Scotland’s future
◆ Councils urged to bid for extended electric vehicle chargepoints funding

Our top high value award notices for the week:
◆ £1m Surveillance and security systems and devices in Catford
◆ £200m Tunnel operation services in London
◆ £3.6m Fire-prevention services in Waltham Forest

Tender Update:
◆ 1072 notices published across the UK in the last 7 days

Public Sector Round-Up 29.01.21

In the news this week:
◆ Council secures £15m to combat Climate Change in Hertfordshire
◆ West Berkshire Council announces plans for £10m solar farm
◆ £26.9m investment in carbon savings for County Council buildings and local schools

Our top high value award notices for the week:
◆ £1.46m Health and social work services in Stoke-on-Trent
◆ £1m Framework for hot-water boilers in Stratford
◆ £20m Framework for frozen ready meals in Leicester

Tender Update:
◆ 971 notices published across the UK in the last 7 days

Public Sector Round-Up 22.01.21

Public Sector Round up

In the news this week:
◆ £7.5 million to digitally schedule shifts and save NHS staff time
◆ Transport for London gets the go-ahead for 852 new homes in Acton

Our top high value award notices for the week:
◆ £10m restaurant and food services in Bristol
◆ £1.7m for a single span steel bridge in Lanark
◆ £1.6m Repair and maintenance services in Torquay

Tender Update:
◆ 986 notices published across the UK in the last 7 days

Public Sector Round-Up 15.01.21

In the news this week:
◆ Highways England urges local businesses to play a part in A30 Cornwall upgrade
◆ Highways England funding resolves cycleway’s missing link
◆ Home building stats show sector is bouncing back

Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £36m for building refurbishments at the University of Sunderland
◆ £40m framework for solar panels in Cornwall.
◆ £1.7m for non sterile AGP disposable gowns for NSS

Tender Update:
◆ 974 notices were published across the UK in the last 7 days

December Round-up and Observations from 2020

The events of 2020 had an impact on public procurement. We saw a dip in opportunities with the first lockdown, but as the year drew to a close, we saw a significant number of new opportunities being created.

How do I find government contracts?

Did you know the UK Government spends over £290 billion on procurement each year?
In this post we look at how to find the contracts the government advertise to source goods, works, and services.

Improved public sector opportunities for SMEs

Public sector buyers are being encouraged to reserve low value tenders for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) – making more opportunities available to them, and increasing their chances of securing work with the public sector.

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