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!

Get started

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.

 

We are very proud to announce that Supply2Gov Tenders Ireland has officially launched, meaning your business’ procurement plan just got even easier!

Explore the brand-new website here and discover exactly how we aim to help you FIND new opportunities, WIN more tenders and GROW your business.

We make business growth easier for small businesses

We know time is precious for busy sole traders and micro businesses, so we’ve designed Supply2Gov to make your life easier. Through our unique daily tender alerts, matched opportunities and intuitive searches, we make sure you spend your time winning new business instead of looking for it.

Super-powered public sector database

Supply2Gov has Ireland’s largest database of public sector contracts and opportunities. We publish more tenders than even the Government’s own national contract services! What’s more, we put all our contract information in one simple to use place for you and only send you alerts for opportunities relevant to your business needs.

Help and support when you want it

Through jargon-free guides, easy to follow webinars, and countless other benefits, we support you throughout the entire tendering process in our Resource Centre, providing help and guidance whenever you need it.

Want to know more about how Supply2Gov works? Watch our short video!

Register on the new Supply2Gov website for free here and get ready to FIND, WIN and GROW.

 

Superhero comics, films and television programmes have taught us numerous lessons over the years, the most important one being that no matter how strong, clever or old you are, you never stop learning.

This theory can be applied to getting involved in public sector procurement for small businesses. Getting started can seem daunting but just like Superman and Wonder Woman, you have to start somewhere.

Knowledge is power and having the right intelligence will help you to capture all the contracts that are available for your business.

Find out how you can release Supply2Gov superpowers below.

 

Have a “Hawkeye” for tender opportunities

Knowing where to look is the first step to becoming the superhero of your company. You can use our platform to search for tenders in your chosen area.

The Avengers would not be complete without the skills of a true marksman – remember, if you don’t shoot, then you do not score.  Register for free today and receive tender alerts that are suitable for sole traders and micro/small businesses.

 

Find tenders in a flash

As the old saying goes, ‘if you’re not fast, you’re last” and in the world of business, poor timing can be costly.

Staying up to date is a battle for new public sector suppliers. Many sole traders and micro businesses miss opportunities when they are searching for tenders, simply because of the sheer volume of sources out there.

Our speedy researchers look for opportunities across Ireland and the UK every day, something that many businesses do not have the time or resources for. Just think of Supply2Gov as the Flash in your Justice League!

 

Hammer the competition

Take action and your business will soar ahead of any competition, even larger players in the market.  Every great superhero needs to prepare for their first challenge and with Supply2Gov, you are sure to learn more about procurement and train for the marketplace.

Subscribing to our website means you will never miss the latest in procurement news. The more that you familiarise yourself with procurement terms and regulations, the better your bids will be. Before you know it, you will be the expert and you will start to win contract opportunities!

Get help from a Supply2Gov sidekick

Where would Batman be without Robin? Every great hero has a sidekick who is always conveniently there in their time of need.

If you want support or advice on how to get started, get in touch with a member of our expert procurement team. We can help you to get your head around all aspects of procurement – which is why we have also added an FAQs section on our support page.

 

Save the day

Superman wouldn’t think twice about signing up for a free Supply2Gov account. Let your micro/small business fly high and before you know it your business will grow from strength to strength.

We love happy endings and that is why we have tailored packages for micro businesses at every stage. Whether you are looking for tenders in your local area, or across Ireland and overseas into the UK, we have a pricing package suitable.

Make powerful decisions with Supply2Gov. Start for free today.