Many government and private sector procurement organisations exist that are useful both from an information point of view as well as listing opportunities. These links are organised into the following sections:
- Tendering Aggregators
- Procurement Legislation
- Miscellaneous Procurement and Other Relevant Websites
- Tendering by Country
Please note the third party information contained on these websites is not endorsed nor controlled in any way by Better Tenders Pty Ltd. This information should only be used after full consideration is given as appropriate to the potential tax, legal and accounting implications for your business.
These organisations aggregate private or public sector tendering opportunities. They either directly host tenders on their own systems or they provide third party directory listings of current tenders. These services are generally subscription based. The following accounts for a sample of the numerous aggregating sites in operation:
- AustralianTenders is operated by Procure Communications and lists Australian opportunities for a subscription fee.
- BidLink is an online subscription system that lists US government tenders and allows searching on estimated contract value.
- Contracts Finder is operated by UK Government and lists a variety of government tendering opportunities.
- The Development Gateway Foundation operates the DGMarket, which purports to be the world's largest tender database containing listings of a variety of options. Free to register, but full text requires subscription. Subscription based.
- European Information Service Centre is partly financed by the European commission. Their subscription based service, Winning Tenders, lists European opportunities.
- Global Tenders is another subscription based service that lists international opportunities.
- Global water and wastewater government tenders are listed on H2Bid.com. This service is subscription based.
- The Industry Capability Network is an Australia & New Zealand wide network that assists business to maximise opportunities from purchasing requirements from both government and private sectors. Project Gateway is run through this organisation.
- Local Buy Pty Ltd provides online eTendering services to Queensland local government authorities through the LG TenderBox. This is a free service.
- MERX provides listing of Canadian public sector tenders (subscription fees for some services).
- Tender Tiger is run by e-Procurement Technologies Limited, an Indian based provider that offers tender aggregation for subscription.
- Another subscription service is TenderInfo.
- TenderLink is a subscription based service that provides tender notifications for Australian and New Zealand private and public sectors.
- TenderNews.com is an Indian based aggregator that lists global opportunities and is also subscription based.
- Tenders is a UK subscription based database managed by Justis Publishing Ltd. that Lists business opportunities in the UK and Europe.
- Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) is a supplement to the supplement to the official Journal of the European Union and lists member state tenders. This is a free service.
- Tenders.Net is an Australiasian subscription service that pioneered online tendering.
- Tendersdirect is a tender search and alert subscription service that lists business opportunities from the private and public sector in the UK and Europe.
- TenderSearch is an Australian subscription based Tender Aggregator.
- TendersZEAL provides international tenders and procurement notifications in return for a subscription.
- United Nations Development program lists notices on its procurement website.
- The US Commercial Service lists public procurement opportunities in Europe on the BuyUSA website. This is a free service.
- The World Bank also lists opportunities in its database.
These websites contain international procurement legislation or the facility to search for legislation.
- The African Development Bank Group provides these rules on procurement.
- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation provides these government procurement principles.
- Australian legal matters are searchable via the Australasian Legal Information Institute's AustLII database.
- Global legal matters are searchable via the World Legal Information Institute's WorldLII database.
- The WTO provides information on the agreement on government procurement.
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia (CISPA) is another research and training organisation with a focus on procurement activities.
- European Institute of Public administration lists procurement websites by country. It has not been updated for a little while, but it is still useful.
- International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises is a not for profit association open to international membership. They list third party opportunities on their website.
- National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) is a US non-profit association aimed at strengthening the procurement community through education, research and communication.
- Procurement And Supply-chain Benchmarking Association is an organisation that aims to provide members with benchmarking procurement best practices. Membership is free.
- Procurement Strategy Council is a research and education organisation that focuses on procurement activities.
- Procurement Tips is a discussion forum for procurement issues.
- The European Union runs Simap, which provides information about European Public Procurement.