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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 04.09.20

In the news this week: £500 million investment in quick result COVID-19 tests, £50m NHS Funding to Boost AI Usage, and Shovel-ready 5G hub project for in Nottinghamshire.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a significant contract in Devon for repair and maintenance services of wheelchairs, extensive construction work for the Museum of London, and General-practitioner services in Birmingham.
There was one significant prior information notice this week for The Gambling Commission, valued at £6.4 for the licence to deliver the UK National Lottery.

Public Sector Round Up 28.08.20

In the news this week, £32.5 million investment confirmed for Moray, SME’s encouraged to engage with Highways England for £1bn Tech Contract, and £1.5bn Navy contract could open up to EU suppliers.Our […]

Public Sector Round Up 21.08.20

In the news this week, we saw £77m allocated to York’s new city centre quarter, £2.3million to help North Devon Hospital this winter and £260m of Coronavirus support for Welsh councils.
Our top OJEU notices for the week include £16m catering supplies in Paisley, £70m road construction in Portsmouth and £14m marine construction in Glasgow.
We also saw two significant prior information notices announced, one to improve NHS waiting times and the other for residential development across Wales.
In our look at the number or tenders published over the last 7 days, we are only slightly up on the previous week, but still showing an upward trend since lockdown relaxed.

Public Sector Round Up 14.08.20

In the news this week we saw £3bn allocated to the NHS to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19, suppliers encouraged to engage with Highways England as part of a £771m project and £150m of contracts announced to demolish the Redcar Steelworks.
Our top OJEU notices for the week include a £17m contract for building repair and maintenance services in Lancashire, plumbing services in South Wales, and a 5 year waste collection service in Northern Ireland..
You will also find a breakdown of the number of low value and OJEU tenders published this week.

Public Sector Round Up 07.08.20

In the news this week planning reforms were introduced to support SME’s, the government announced a £20m fund to help businesses recover from the pandemic, and a £90m dynamic purchasing system designed […]

Public Sector Round Up 31.07.20

Our top OJEU notices for this week include a wide scope of telecommunications work in Manchester, supply of gas materials in London and energy efficient street lighting in Bradford.
In the news this week we have seen plans for major cycle route improvement, significant road repair in the East and a £670m London Towers Prior Information Notice.
Below you will also find a breakdown of the number of tenders published this week, along with stats for our featured industries.

Public Sector Round Up 24.07.20

Across our tender database, there are over 32,400 live notices – from low value tenders to high value OJEU notices.
In the news this week we have seen significant funding allocated to improving cycle routes in Wales, preventing flooding in England and making heavy industries more sustainable.
Our top OJEU notices for this week include construction at St. Thomas’ Hospital, parks maintenance in Kingston upon Thames and school cleaning in Slough.
We also have a breakdown of the number of tenders published this week, along with stats for our featured industries.

Top Contract Award Notices this week 03/07/2020

In the last 7 days there were over 400 contract award notices across the UK. Our top 3 for this week are:

– Contract to develop/construct a range of schemes within the 100-hectare Salford Crescent and University District Masterplan area over the next 10 years, with an option to extend the contract for a further 5 years.

– A contract to secure a strategic technology partner to help more efficiently source IT services.

– A framework contract for a single supplier to provide, host and manage a system known as print marketplace.

Top Contract Award Notices this week 26/06/2020

In the last 7 days there were over 450 contract award notices. Our top 3 for this week are:

– A framework agreement for the supply, delivery, installation of office, educational and library furniture.

– A multi-provider framework for plumbing, sanitary and heating equipment, supplies and associated services.

– The main construction works for the development of the Alexander Stadium site necessary to host the Commonwealth Games 2022 and to achieve the legacy of a sustainable community sports facility.

Top Contract Award Notices this week 19/06/2020

This week’s top contract award notices include:

– The routine servicing, maintenance and responsive repairs of fire safety, warden call, door entry and CCTV equipment.

– Content and distribution services to raise the profile of Wales as a place to visit, work, invest and more over the next 2-4 years.

– An immediate and urgent requirement to provide food products to those most in need due to the outbreak of Coronavirus

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