How do I find government contracts?

Did you know the UK Government spends around £300 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.

What is a public tender?

Whenever the public sector has a need for goods, works, or services, they are required to publicly advertise these contracts – which have become commonly known as tenders.

In this post, we look at the various types of tender and their processes.

What skills do you need in your bid team?

Whether you’re a solo bid writer or part of a broader business development team, there are many skills required to secure the award of a contract and bid writing ability itself is just one of them.

The Significance of Social Value

Learn about social value and its significance in public sector procurement.
We have also included examples of business activities that add social value.

A Closer Look: The Fix

In our last blog we outlined the challenge faced by suppliers when attempting to find suitable public sector contracts. Missing out on just one opportunity – particularly a framework agreement which can encompass many invitations to tender – is a nightmare scenario for any company. In this post we focus on how Tenders Direct prevents lucrative public […]

A Closer Look: The Challenge

All businesses exist to overcome some sort of challenge on behalf of their clients. At Tenders Direct, we specialise in helping suppliers find – and win – public sector contracts. But aren’t public contract notices in the public domain? Surely this information is easy to find? Well, much like a needle in a haystack, relevant tenders […]

Public Sector Construction – Getting better all the time

The Public Sector is providing more and more contracts for Construction sector suppliers. Although times were tough for the industry following the recession, things have rebounded and opportunities have never looked better for suppliers and contractors working with the Public Sector. The future looks brighter still with this sector having a projected average growth of 2.6% […]

Remember Remember Your Tenders in November!

Alone with his thoughts in the dank cellar below the House of Lords, Guy Fawkes imagined the display of pageantry that would occur above him when King James I arrived later that day for the State Opening of Parliament. This war veteran from Yorkshire, however, had a very different spectacle in mind: the detonation of 36 barrels of gunpowder […]