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What is Find a Tender?

Monday 12 April, 2021

At the end of the Brexit transition period, on 1st January 2021, the UK Government’s Find a Tender service replaced the EU’s Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) service for high value UK contracts.

What are high value tender opportunities?

Public sector tender opportunities generally worth over £122,976 must be advertised on the Find a Tender website. Any UK buyer (Commissioning Authority) who had previously published notices on TED must now publish them on Find a Tender. There are variations in the value thresholds for publishing tenders on Find a Tender, more details can be found here if required.

Lower value tender opportunities in England continue to be advertised on the Contracts Finder website in exactly the same way as they were before Brexit. Similarly, the websites in use in ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland for lower value tenders continue to operate in the same way.

Anyone can freely access and search Find a Tender for tender opportunities. The site allows you to see all published tenders and search based on keywords. Users can filter results based on the procurement stage, notice type, CPV code, location (using NUTS codes), contract value and publication date.

Any tender notices issued on or after 1st January 2021 must be published on Find a Tender, those that were issued before that date can still be found on TED. Any tender that was in progress via TED before 1st January 2021 will continue to have notifications published via TED. 

Personalised and fast tender search services

Complete Tenders combines both Find a Tender and Contracts Finder into a faster and simpler online tender search solution. Our Open Tenders Plus Alerts account allows you to search all of these tenders in one place and receive daily email alerts for new opportunities straight to your inbox.

Alternatively, there is our Personal Tender Search, where we do a detailed search of all the relevant tender opportunities and present you with a shortlist of those that are most suitable to your needs. The benefits of our tailored Tender Search Services can be measured in much more than just time saved as we use our expertise and insight to really understand your business and match this with the ‘winnability’ of a tender, so that every notice you see is a potential new contract. 

Here at Complete Tenders we specialise in helping SME’s through the tender process. Our website is full of useful information to guide you. If you are looking for more specific information feel free to give us a call on 01707 244713 or email us at info@completetenders.com

AUTHOR: Matthew Smith - Managing Director - Complete Tenders

Matthew is a Bid Management Expert, Experienced Tender Writer and Tendering Process Professional.

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