Tenders – FAQs

  • What is Tenders Direct?

    Tenders Direct is a tender information service providing you with details of public sector business opportunities that best match your organisation. There are hundreds of tender notices published every day, we bring these together on one site and send you email alerts for those that are relevant to your business. You can also search for specific tenders on our website. Tenders Direct is more than just a tender alert service. To complement the opportunities we find for you, we offer specific tender training courses and consultancy support to maximise your chances of winning new business.

  • What is the benefit of using Tenders Direct?

    Tenders Direct provides access to the details of all public sector tenders published in the UK and Europe. It's updated daily so the information is always current and this also ensures that you never miss a tender opportunity. It gives you a crucial head start when looking for new business. You can also undertake advanced searches for tenders in specific geographic locations or sectors and those that are published during specific time periods. Tenders Direct is really easy to use, streamlines the process of locating business opportunities and will save you time and money.

  • What is Tenders Electronic Daily and the Official Journal of the European Union?

    Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) is the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The OJEU is where public sector organisations publish their tender opportunities which are over a certain value. Every day we receive all the OJEU tenders from TED and we supplement these with lower value tenders that we aggregate from over 500 different sources. This ensures that our customers only receive tenders that best match their business needs.

  • Who publishes tenders?

    Public sector business opportunities are published by various types of organisation including; central and local government, local authorities and councils, NHS trusts, housing associations, emergency services plus many more. Any organisation spending public money as part of a procurement exercise is required to publish the opportunity and make it available to suppliers that wish to bid.