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  1. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Are there any tendering portals that you'd recommend that don't cost an arm and a leg? More for bidding services than manufacturing, and not multi-million pound contracts. But a good comprehensive spread of opportunities nevertheless.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2020 By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  2. Panoramix IP

    Panoramix IP UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I would also be interested to hear member’s thoughts on this question.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2020 By: Panoramix IP Member since: May 4, 2015
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  3. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    No idea of the name but there used to be an EU wide tender listing site that - using filters - could give some stuff that was relevant. Used it for an organisation with 6 figure turnover up to 7 years ago, occasionally full contracts and often subcontracting based on knowing a particular service was needed.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  4. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Public sector organisations promote tenders on their websites and also have regional websites showing tenders for work.
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2020 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  5. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    Tendering for what? To who?
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2020 By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  6. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Tendering for services they require
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2020 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  7. owas

    owas UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Our council list most public sectors tenders on their website, which other public sectors would not come under the council list?
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2020 By: owas Member since: Jan 3, 2010
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  8. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I mean a tendering portal, not individual council websites. Portals that aggregate public and private sector tenders together in one place, and OJEU and non-OJEU.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 1:50 PM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  9. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    What did google say when you searched?
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 1:56 PM By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  10. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Probably the same as if you searched. Endless articles about tendering, hard to separate OJEUs from non-OJEUs etc. Hence my request for help. Do you have any help to offer?
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 2:14 PM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  11. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    A quick search uncovered the government list of +£10k contracts, DEFRA portal, London tenders and a few others, all (I am sure are) free to register on!
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 2:24 PM By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  12. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes, my search discovered all those too. But as I said earlier, I'm looking for a portal that includes private and public tenders. OJEUs and non-OJEUs. Not restricted to London either. If you could point me to a free/inexpensive portal that meets my requirements, that would be great.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 2:34 PM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  13. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    You are unlikely to find anything to do that, especially a free one.

    Also, most private businesses do not use tendering portals.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 2:37 PM By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  14. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Most private construction buyers use tendering portals.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 3:29 PM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  15. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    Whilst I don't doubt that some do, especially larger ones, of the 25-30 construction companies I know, only 2 or 3 use a procurement portal.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 4:22 PM By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  16. intheTRADE

    intheTRADE UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Off the top of my head, have you tried Glenigan, Barbour ABI, LiveLead or WeConnectConstruction.

    The latter of those two being the cheaper options (£100-200 per month) and Glennigan and Barbour being very expensive from memory, although it is a year or two since I used either of them.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 4:47 PM By: intheTRADE Member since: Apr 14, 2019
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  17. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thanks. I used Glenigan and Barbour years ago, they were pretty good. I only used construction as an example of private companies who use tender portals. I am not now looking at construction tenders, now for services primarily.
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 at 11:11 AM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  18. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    I think you will need to sign up to one of the paid for portals if that is what you are looking for @Lucky8
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 at 12:33 PM By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  19. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    So by paid, I think £100 or thereabouts is fair, but not £3k. Can you recommend a good one around this budget?
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 at 12:55 PM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  20. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    No I can't I don't use paid for portals.

    I presume you have already done a Google search to do your own research to identify what portals are available, what services they offer and what their costs are.

    It doesn't particularly matter what you think is fair in terms of pricing. It matters what those providing the service have identified is a fair price.

    You have a choice either using local free portals or pay the going rate for a portal that covers all the areas you are looking for.
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 at 1:07 PM By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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