It is understandable that some Irish businesses have concerns over the UK’s decision to leave the EU. However, the fact that the UK is Ireland’s closest neighbour means that the UK public sector market will always remain a natural first option for Irish suppliers seeking to expand overseas.

Proximity is not the only benefit of working with the UK public sector. The vast number of opportunities available, a shared language during negotiations and similar business cultures make the UK public sector an obvious choice for any Irish business.

 

How much does the UK public sector spend?

If you are an Irish supplier thinking about doing business in the UK, then it could be well worth your time and effort – UK public sector procurement is big business.

It is estimated that the UK Government spends a massive £242 billion on third-party goods and services each year! From the NHS to housing and construction opportunities, the UK Government could be a valuable customer for a great many Irish businesses seeking to work with overseas public sector bodies and expand their client base.

 

Key opportunities for Irish suppliers

The ‘Exporting to the UK?’ report by Enterprise Ireland is a new guide for Irish business following the UK’s EU membership referendum in 2016.

Marina Donohoe, Enterprise Ireland Director UK and Northern Europe, says that “while strategies to offset whatever consequences arise from the UK vote are advised, businesses in Ireland would be missing a trick if they discounted the UK market”.

The report reveals seven key opportunities for Irish companies considering doing business with the UK public sector:

  • National Infrastructure Delivery Plan
  • Northern Powerhouse Agenda
  • Scottish Government Investment Plan
  • NHS Five Year Forward View
  • Water Market
  • Financial Services/Fintech
  • Aerospace

 

Find UK tenders

The information above is evidence that there are many UK tender opportunities open to Irish businesses. If you are looking to find UK tenders that are specific to the services or products your business supplies, then Supply2Gov Ireland can help.

We help Irish businesses grow with our tender alerts service. Just let us know the type of UK tenders you want to win and we will send these opportunities straight to your inbox as soon as they become available!

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If your business wants to expand into the UK market, find out more about our Touching the Sky and Flying High packages.

Would you like to try our service for free? Register today, gain access to local area tenders and pay nothing! Upgrade to any one of our Country, All Ireland, UK, or UK & Ireland plans at any time.

 

find irish tenders in minutes

It may be hard for you to believe that you can find Irish tender opportunities online in just a matter of minutes. However, with Supply2Gov – anything is possible!

We are the champion of small businesses and we can help you to access tenders that are relevant to your business via tender alerts.

 

Tender Alerts

Ireland spends approximately €12 billion on goods and services – that’s a lot of contract notices, far too many for an SME business to look through.

Our service helps small businesses find Irish tenders opportunities that are suited to them.

By signing up to our Tender Alerts service you can eliminate any Irish tenders that are not relevant to your business, by adding keywords that are specific to your product or service.

This means that your business will no longer need to sift through different portals throughout the day trying to find the right opportunities. Instead we will send you an email once a day – alerting you if any tenders match your profile.

 

What sectors do we cover?

The beauty of our portal is that you can narrow your search down to the finest of details – which makes it the perfect procurement tool for almost any business.

We have SME customers from many sector backgrounds including:

  • Construction
  • IT
  • Health & Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Training

 

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Our portal is powered by Ireland’s largest database of public sector contracts, which means you will never miss another contract that is suitable for your business to bid for.

We understand that our customers may want to dip their toes in the procurement pool before they dive right in – which is why we offer a FREE package to help you get started.

Sign up today and get free tender alerts for the Irish local area of your choice.