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Tender Alert Service

Receive personalised e-mail alerts whenever relevant tenders are published in the UK, RoI or OJEU.

Why choose Tenders Direct?

The UK’s most accurate tender alert service – only receive tenders that are relevant to your alert criteria. We guarantee you will never miss a tender.

  • Peer review process​ – All notices are reviewed by our experts, so we can tell you exactly what buyers are looking for.
  • Unique category system​ – Our experts utilise our unique industry keywords to match you to tenders relevant to your business requirements. We do not rely on outdated and irrelevant CPV codes.
  • High & Low-value tenders ​- We have details of EVERY High and Low-value tender in the UK and Ireland.
  • OJEU tenders – we can also notify you of OJEU tendering opportunities, giving you access to all opportunities within the EU.
  • Region-specific alerts – you can choose to receive alerts for your specific geographic locations.
  • Customisable alert profile​ – You can change your preferences at any time, adding or removing alert criteria. Your Dedicated Account Manager can also assist you whenever you would like to update your profile or subscription.
  • Unlimited users​ – Access can be given to any number of colleagues to receive alerts to their inboxes.
  • Editable alert frequency​ – Choose how often you receive alerts – asap, once a day, weekly or on specific days.
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Available as standard with all Tenders Direct subscriptions

Why do I need tender alerts?

The public sector is a great source of new business for both small and large companies, with opportunities available across every industry. Unlike the private sector, this work is advertised publicly for any business to bid for – which is great for building your pipelines.

Searching for tenders, however, is a very time-intensive activity, involving navigating multiple portals, modifying search criteria, and reviewing countless opportunities to determine their relevance.

What are the benefits of tender alerts?

  • Eliminate your need to jump from portal to portal – rather than running searches on any of the 900+ used by the public sector to publish notice, you can have notices sent directly to your inbox.
  • Receive timely notifications – no more finding perfect tenders for your business, only to discover that the deadline is fast approaching or has already passed.
  • Remove your need to read irrelevant notices – with alerts set-up to your business criteria, you no longer have the need to read through notices which may not match your business needs.

Why is the peer review process significant?

The content of tenders has a significant impact on how notices will appear in online search results, and as the quality of the content within these notices can vary, tenders often get overlooked or missed altogether.

Our peer review process allows us to ensure you never miss a tender by identifing exactly what buyers are looking for. We match notices to appropriate search keywords, eliminating irrelevancy and giving you full access to the public sector marketplace.

We don’t rely on CPV codes
CPV codes are used to classify products and services in public procurement. However, buyers often use them incorrectly or not at all, which means suppliers may miss out on opportunities. CPV codes are also outdated and do not take into account new developments or innovations.

We can understand context
Tender notices often contain information that is irrelevant to search queries, such as buyer backgrounds or regional information. This can confuse automated systems, which often use this information to populate search results – resulting in inaccurate tender alerts.

We ensure you never face these problems:

  • Being alerted to a notice because of a certain term being used, but not in the correct context.
  • Missing tenders due to the lack of detail in the tender notice description.
  • Finding notices for other industries because of terminology crossover.
  • Viewing notices for regions or locations you do not operate in.
  • Receiving alerts for notices that have been coded incorrectly.