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Spare a thought for the buyers

Spare a thought for the buyers

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We understand that it can be frustrating to bid for government contracts, but bear in mind how hard it can be to be a buyer in Government. In our view, outside of front line staff, buyers possibly have one of the hardest, and certainly most thankless, tasks in Government. Here’s why.

Procurement teams can face hostility from their colleagues who view them as the ‘business prevention unit’ because they have to follow stringent regulations. At the same time, they are expected...





Changes to European procurement legislation - a very short introduction

Changes to European procurement legislation - a very short introduction

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European procurement legislation is complicated and regularly updated to account for legal judgements and new procurement initiatives. It takes a while to even begin to wrap your head around it, so this blog is aimed at making life easier by providing a short introduction to the latest changes in European public procurement directives.

Public procurement directivesoutline the process that must be followed before a public sector body awards a works, supply or services contract to suppliers wh...





Listing the Government

Listing the Government

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It’s hard work to create a list of every government body in the UK, here’s what we’ve found so far.

The public sector covers a vast range of organisations: central government, councils, courts, prisons, the NHS, schools, universities, quangos, social housing associations, port authorities, fisheries, and more. It seems as if the longer you spend investigating the public sector, the bigger it becomes!

There is no openly available list of all the UK’s public sector bod...





Making the case for Open Contracting in Healthcare

Making the case for Open Contracting in Healthcare

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Transparency International have published a new report on the need for open contracting data in healthcare, which also features https://openopps.com.

http://ti-health.org/content/making-case-open-contracting/

This small paragraph sums up the need for open data in contracting very neatly:

"Transparency is a not an end in itself, but a means of securing engagement from civil society and the private sector. The disclosure of procurement information is only valuable to the extent that it is used. ...





The Power of Positive Bids - Advice from bidding expert Tony Zemaitis

The Power of Positive Bids - Advice from bidding expert Tony Zemaitis

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It's always best to be positive when you're bidding for a government contract, it makes you sound confident and assessors will view you favourably.

But how do you get your bids to shine? 

Bidding expert  has put together a great blog on how to inject positivity into your tender responses by using positive language and providing concrete evidence of how you can deliver. His advice is simple to follow and will make a big difference to how you put your bids together.&nb...





Why you should use OpenOpps.com

Why you should use OpenOpps.com

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We want you to use us, so we’ve done our utmost to make sure we’re offering the best possible deal for you. Here’s why you should search for opportunities on OpenOpps.com:

  • We’re free to search

    • All our open tenders are free to search for everyone. We have advanced search options so you can search by buyer and industry code. Our fast, efficient search helps you to find the tenders that are relevant to you. This means it’s easier to find the opportunitie...





Open Opps is Free!

Open Opps is Free!

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OpenOpps.com now has the world’s tenders to search for free. All you need to do is register and you’ll be able to search unlimited tenders from public sector buyers.

OpenOpps.com has the largest collection of UK public sector tenders available for anyone to search for free. On average, we have 50% more opportunities than Contracts Finder because we find our tenders from over a hundred different tender portals so you you don’t have to!

We’ve always been proud to ...





Experimenting with Organicity - Open Opps’ story so far

Experimenting with Organicity - Open Opps’ story so far

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Organicity encourages co-creating for smart cities through an exciting new set of tools for working with and sharing data. We’ve been lucky enough to be chosen as an experimenter to test out the platform with a data project designed to improve understanding on public spending in London. We’re now looking for people to test our offering, please get in touch to find out more: contact@openopps.com.

In November, we began our experiment on Organicity and, so far, most of our work has ...






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