About Us

Tenders Direct is provided by Millstream Associates Limited, which was founded by Tim Williams and Alan Brown in 1989. Both Tim and Alan are still actively running the company, with Tim focusing on the procurement issues, while Alan concentrates on the I.T. systems. Our company was founded in 1989 and we have been an approved European Commission Licensee Since 1993.

Alan Brown - IT Director, Tim Williams - Managing Director, Sir Michael Hirst - Chairman

Alan Brown - I.T. Director, Tim Williams - Managing Director, and Sir Michael Hirst - Chairman

We launched Tenders Direct in 1992 as a tender notification service for companies in the UK and Europe, who were interested in business opportunities advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (the OJEU, formerly known as OJEC). Tim Berners-Lee had only just invented the world wide web, so in those days we distributed the contract opportunities by fax and post. It wasn't until the turn of the century that we developed the first Tenders Direct website and started to distribute opportunities by email.

As well as developing the technology, we have also invested heavily in finding as many additional sources of information as possible, particularly relating to the smaller contracts which are generally much easier for a small or medium sized company to win.

We have developed close working relationships with thousands of public sector organisations, so that we can directly source information on their contracts that are not advertised in the OJEU.

Our objective is to ensure that if a UK public contract is advertised anywhere we will have that information available for you on Tenders Direct, so that you can be sure that you 'never miss an opportunity'.

Our Company Details

Millstream Associates Limited
10 Queens Road
Aberdeen
United Kingdom
AB15 4ZT

Telephone: 0800 681 6618
Fax: +44 (0)1224 636997


Registered Office:
13 Queen's Road
Aberdeen
United Kingdom AB15 4YL

Company Number: SC115090
VAT Registration No: GB 498 4409 94
Data Protection Registration No: Z9969163

Our Accreditations

Tenders Direct are an Investors In People Company    Tenders Direct are a Quality Assured Company