Tendering for contracts

Tendering & Contracting Opportunities - where to look

Contracts Finder  is a web portal provided and supported by the UK Government to ensure that all public sector opportunities are advertised in one place.

European Information Service Centre This service is part of the 600 strong Enterprise Europe network, and specialise in finding tenders for SMEs and then helping them to win them. Services include help in seeking business contacts in Europe, tender search service, funding opportunities and help with EU legislation.

Hampshire County Council provides advice on how to become a supplier to Hampshire County Council and current tendering opportunities. Sign up to receive alerts for future tendering opportunities or email procurement.development@hants.gov.uk.

Official Journal of the European Union publishes all tenders from the public sector which are valued above a certain financial threshold according to EU legislation.  Contract award notices are advertised when a public sector contract, valued in excess of the EU threshold,has been awarded. A contract award notice includes details relating to the contract such as who has won the business, the overall value of the contract,the period of the contract, etc.

South East Business Portal The South East Business Portal facilitates the sharing of information about existing contracts and forthcoming tendering opportunities across the 74 councils of the South East region. The registers hold information such as the nature, value, contract expiry date and details of the current supplier.

Ministry of Defence - Defence Contracts Online (DCO) is the official source of UK MOD contracts - giving you instant access to all of its contract opportunities, of all values, in one place. Access to DCO is completely free,and registered suppliers can search for opportunities 24/7 and receive a daily email alert notifying you of opportunities matching your company's business activity.

SME Access to Finance Scheme The Cabinet Office is working to help SMEs gain a greater share of central government business by opening up access to contract opportunities and making it easier for SMEs to do business with the Government.