Comment and analysis from the experts in public sector tendering
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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.
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The Brexit transition period comes to an end this year, and from 1 January 2021 there will be changes to public procurement.
In this post we will look at what these changes are, and the impact they will have on finding public contracts.
On average the UK Government spends £292 billion a year, more than a third of all public spending, on procuring goods, works and services from external suppliers. This money generates over 50,000 new business opportunities a year for many different industries.
In this post we look at the 6 reasons why you should focus on finding and winning work within the public sector.
In the news this week:
◆ New Epsom and St Helier hospital in Sutton given green light
◆ £228m Mottram bypass goes out to consultation
◆ £2bn Technology Services 3 framework
Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £1.3m to supply and install a floating vessel in the form of a pontoon at the Port of Ramsgate.
◆ £8.4m to develop 55 residential units in Lancashire.
◆ £1.7m to supply a variety of crime reduction products to Greater Manchester Police.
◆ 999 new notices were published across the UK between 30.10.20 & 05.11.20.
◆ In total 5152 notices were published in October, 68% of which were low-value opportunities.
UK tender publishing update 1,045 714 331 Total UK Notices Low-Value Notices OJEU Notices Tender notices published in the UK between 23.10.20 & 29.10.20 If you would like more information about the […]
In the news this week: £42 million to tackle congestion on the A630, and a £320 million Commonwealth Games transport plan to be developed.
Our top OJEU notices feature two awards in Northern Ireland, both received only 1 tender each, and awarded the work to SMEs. The other award of the week is a contract in Newport for significant sprinkler system installations.
The number of notices published this week was in line with the weekly average seen in 2019, showing that the public sector continues to be a great source of new business opportunities.
In the news this week: Salford’s solar farm and hydroelectric schemes will power 638 homes, £103m fund to help heritage organisations and specialist contractors, and a £24m energy saving scheme announced in Leeds.
Our top OJEU notices are: A contract to maintain 30,000 trees in Welwyn Hatfield, over £2m to digitise medical records in Birmingham, and the design and manufacture of a new transport system for Southend on Sea Pier.
This week we also saw 1061 new notices published to the marketplace, that’s an 11% increase on last week and a 27% increase on the number published in the first week of October.
In the news this week: £51m worth of work on the A19 is to start 6 months early, ports to receive significant post-Brexit infrastructure fund, and £160m dedicated to producing wind turbines in England, Scotland and Wales.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a contract for over £2m worth of medical supplies, a contract for £34m worth of cargo handling and storage services, and a £50m award for billing, metering and interface equipment.
995 notices were published in the last 7 days, a significant increase on the previous week.
In the news this week: a new PPN puts a focus on social value, £80m boost to towns across England, and £8.7m to introduce digital records and e-prescribing capabilities to seven NHS trusts.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a 3 year kitchen and bathroom installation contract in Birmingham, a building materials and associated services framework in Preston, and a framework for information technology services in Chester.
Our stand out PIN this week is a £670,000,000 Building Safety and Compliance Framework from Fusion 21.
This week we saw 887 notices published across the UK, with 678 of those being low value opportunities.
In the news this week: £800m tender for Covid-19 home test kits, £1bn NHS PC and print framework opened and £30m funding injection to unlock land for new homes.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a £2bn modular homes construction contract in Birmingham, £23.5m contract for road repair and maintenance, and a £4m award for a range of marketing services.
This week we saw 938 notices published across the UK, which is 12% more than last week – meaning plenty more opportunities for you to win new business.