Tendering On The Internet

With online tendering, or ‘etendering’, becoming so popular (well maybe not as popular as I thought as my spell checker still marks etendering!) and the standard way for a lot of businesses to find tenders and register for them, I thought I would give you a few tips on how best to approach this task.

If you haven’t yet started searching for tenders and tendering on the Internet, then you should really give it a shot. It is a much more effective way of finding out about relevant contracts than manually trawling through the OJEU.

If you don’t have much experience in tendering, then even if you find suitable contracts, you first of all need to know how to approach them and deal with them once you find one you want to go for.

Ensure you are always as specific as possible in your tendering search, this will help you get the best chance of finding something you can apply for. So just narrow down your search as much as you can. CPV codes will come in handy, they can also help you find the most specific tendering information.

There are several online tendering services that will allow you to search the OJEU tenders using an array of filters and categories. One great feature is the ability to search for tenders using keywords. Hopefully you are starting to realise why tendering on the Internet is becoming so much more commonplace!

One option is to subscribe to a paid online tendering alert service which will do all of the above for you. All you have to do is set which keywords and categories of tenders you want to be alerted for, and you will be sent any tenders via email that match this description. This eliminates any effort on your part, and once you’ve set it up the first time you go on, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will get any relevant tenders delivered directly to your inbox.

Tendering online is a much more efficient and speedy means of finding tenders and applying for them, so catch up with the times and start doing it!