Public sector organisations are legally bound to publish all opportunities which have a total value exceeding £111k (for central government and health organisations) or £172k (for local authorities) throughout Europe. This value covers the full duration of the contract along with any permitted options to extend.
This means that if a local authority wished to purchase cleaning services with an annual value of £50k over a 3 year contract with an option to extend for a further year, they would need to publish their opportunity in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
Where to Find Opportunities
To view such opportunities, companies would need to search on the Tenders Electronic Daily website which is available at www.ted.europa.eu
Contracts which have a total value below those cited above, but more than £10k, are published on the Contracts Finder website which is available at online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk
Register for Opportunity Alerts
Both websites allow companies to specify the various categories aligned to their business, along with their desired locations and contract values. This results in bespoke filters which send alerts to the company when opportunities are published that are appropriate to their offering.
If you need help or advice about Tender Opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact our bid team for a free informal chat.
Tel: 0800 917 7884