Most Contracting Authorities utilize E-Tendering technology. E-Tendering is when a Tendering opportunity and process is managed wholly online via an E-Tender Portal.
Some Authorities have their own E-Tendering Portal, others belong to a group portal. Unfortunately there is not generally a consistent approach within the Public Sector which is why The E Portal provides its members with a comprehensive list (including direct links) to all the Contracting Authorities E-Tendering Portals across the Country.
“But I am already registered for TED and Contracts Finder Alerts, why do I need to know this?”
Well, firstly, not all opportunities, especially low value opportunities are advertised on TED or Contracts Finder. For contracts below the OJEU threshold value, Councils only have to follow their own standing orders (internal rules) when it comes to advertising opportunities. This might mean they only advertise on their own Portal or invite from pre-qualified providers already registered on their portal.
Increase your chances of winning the low value work – we recommend you at least register on the Portals in and close to your main working catchment area. These portals can be found in our E-Tendering Portal Directory.