Guide

Prepare your business to tender for contracts

Find contracts and tender successfully

Ensuring your business is ready for the process of tendering is just the beginning. If your business is in shape to pass pre-qualification, chances to submit tenders should follow. Budget constraints mean that finding opportunities and knowing how to submit good quality bids will become more important for Northern Ireland businesses.

Finding new opportunities

Different methods are adopted by public and private contractors when advertising tenders. A business keen for new contract work needs to know where to look. For more detail see finding out about private and public contracts.

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Getting your tender right

Having the right policies and procedures in place should make pre-qualification straightforward. The final step is preparing and submitting the tender documents:

Networking and joint ventures

Northern Ireland businesses in all sectors face tough competitors, both within the domestic market and beyond. However you should consider ways of working with other businesses to derive joint benefits. As well as finding out about private contract opportunities, networking can lead to ideas for improving performance or developing lucrative joint ventures:

Contract opportunities outside Northern Ireland

A company ready to tender for contracts may find expanding beyond Northern Ireland can grow their business. Northern Ireland is uniquely placed with a large market for procurement in the United Kingdom, and easy access to opportunities in the Republic of Ireland. You can register for updates on tender opportunities for the following regions: