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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 - 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
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
0800 681 6618
Fax: +44 (0)1224 636997
13 Queen's Road
United Kingdom AB15 4YL
Company Number: SC115090
VAT Registration No: GB 498 4409 94
Data Protection Registration No: Z9969163