Have you thought about working with the UK public sector? There has never been a better time for Irish small or micro businesses to explore the UK public sector.
Read why we think you should work with the UK public sector.
The government encourages quick payment
The UK government works hard to encourage more SMEs to work and bid in the public sector. One of the main requirements put in place by the government is that all public sector supply chains need to be paid within 30 days of submitting an invoice.
This ensures that SMEs are being paid promptly for work done – resulting in a healthy cash flow.
By 2020, £1 in every £3 will be spent with small businesses
The UK government is working towards a target that £1 in every £3 government spend will be with small businesses by 2020. This target includes the Crown Commercial Service and each government department, and includes both spend through the supply chain and direct procurement spend.
Progress is already being made in some industry sectors as £1.39 in every £3 spent through the government’s Digital Marketplace is going to small and medium-sized enterprises. This has given the UK’s technology SME sector a major boost.
Huge opportunities for Irish suppliers
Last year’s ‘Exporting to the UK?’ report by Enterprise Ireland reveals seven key areas of opportunity for Irish companies looking to do 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
These seven areas offer opportunities for businesses of all sizes, whether as direct contractors or as part of the supply chain.
Work with the UK public sector
Are you ready to branch out and explore the procurement possibilities available with the UK public sector? Each year the UK public sector spends £242 billion. If you would like to get started and find tender opportunities in the UK, start by subscribing to Supply2Gov’s “Touching the Sky” package. Users never miss relevant public sector contracts in the UK and they gain access to private sector opportunities as well – an excellent way to get a foothold in the UK market.
Is your business ready to expand into the UK’s public sector marketplace? Supply2Gov Ireland customers can gain access to UK tenders when they upgrade their package to our “Flying High” package.
Work with Irish and British buyers
The “Flying High” package is perfect for Irish businesses that want to find and win more work with public sector buyers.
If you are already winning work through Supply2Gov and want to find both Irish and UK tenders, you can upgrade to our Ireland & UK tender alert subscription at any time.
This subscription will give your business access to contract notices and awards across Ireland and the UK – ensuring that you will never miss an opportunity with our tailored contract alerts.
Find UK Tenders
Many Irish suppliers want to find UK tenders – why? The UK government spends a massive £242 billion on goods and services each year, making it a lucrative marketplace for small businesses looking for procurement opportunities.
The British government works with businesses all over the world to fill the needs of its public sector organisations. Supply2Gov publishes all kinds of UK public sector tenders including central government, local government and MOD tender opportunities – suitable for suppliers from a range of backgrounds.
If you would only like to work with the UK public sector, then the “Touching the sky” package will be most suitable for your business. This subscription will give you visibility of UK opportunities only for just €99 per calendar month.
Find UK Tenders
New to Supply2Gov?
We have a range of payment options. Supply2Gov is designed for growing businesses, which is why users can choose to pay each month, every six months or annually.
New users get access to a free Irish local area subscription – with no strings attached. If you want to try our procurement portal before you jump into a paid subscription, register today.
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.
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Register on the new Supply2Gov website for free here and get ready to FIND, WIN and GROW.