Be resourceful, Be resourced

In Creativity, Projects

We’re always looking for resources, new clients or resources to pay for ideas we want to do and one of the things I might do for a client is point them towards contract opportunities – people with a problem and a budget who are looking for someone (you) to solve their problem.  I thought I’d share a selection of 30 online portals I use.  These are different from grants and funds for making ideas happen – that’s another long list!

Generally contracts start from about £10k, and can consist of a 2 page freehand form of how you will address the problem, to a structured response, complete with supporting documents such as Health and Safety Policy, Equal Opportunities policy, Quality Assurance, Managing Complaints and so on.  I supply these to clients where they don’t have them which saves a lot of time creating them for yourself.

Competition isn’t as big as you’d imagine – as most people imagine it’s not worth going for these, and self-select themselves out of the process leaving it to others who lead and seize the moment.

And even if you don’t pitch, the sources of market information, insights, statement of problems, background research and contacts is amazing.  And it’s a great starting point to create training programmes, initiatives, services for which if one of these people have a problem with, you can bet there are hundreds or thousands more with the same problem!!

And I share a selection of these opportunities on my private Facebook Group “HeadsUp from Headstuff” https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeadsUpfromHeadstuff together with a bunch of insights, tips, resources, ideas and ‘how to’s”.

Anyway, here’s the list for you…

  1. Advantage South West Tendershttps://www.advantageswtenders.co.uk/
  2. Bank of England Tendershttps://bankofenglandtenders.co.uk/portal/boeportal.nsf/content/DEVA-A4MR89
  3. BlueLight Portalhttps://bluelight.eu-supply.com/?OpenDocument
  4. Channel Island Tendershttps://www.channelislandtenders.com/procontract/channelislands/portal.nsf/vLiveDocs/SD-DEVV-6UNGEK?OpenDocument&contentid=1.001
  5. Coral Grouphttps://www.supplycoral.co.uk/coral/index.htm
  6. Contracts Finderhttps://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder
  7. Dante Procurementhttps://www.geant-procurement.net/procontract/dante/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  8. East Midlands Tendershttps://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html
  9. East Riding Of Yorkshirehttps://www.eastridingcontractsfinder.co.uk/procontract/eastriding/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  10. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)https://procurement.ecmwf.int/ecmwf/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  11. Gala Leisurehttps://www.supplygalabingo.com/procontract/gala/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  12. Housing Procurement Portalhttps://www.housingprocurement.com/?OpenDocument&contentid=1.001
  13. net Tenders Portalhttps://tenders.jisc.ac.uk/procontract/JANET/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  14. Kent Business Portalhttps://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/procontract/portal.nsf/vLiveDocs/SD-DEVV-6UGE9Y?OpenDocument&contentid=1.001
  15. Ladbrokes Suppliershttps://www.ladbrokessuppliers.com/procontract/ladbrokes/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  16. Leeds Teaching Hospitals Portalhttps://www.leedsth-tenders.co.uk/procontract/lth/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  17. London Tenders Portalhttps://www.londontenders.org/
  18. Met Office Tenders Portalhttps://tenders.metoffice.gov.uk/procontract/metoffice/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  19. NEPO Portalhttps://www.qtegov.com/systems/nepocms.nsf/vHomepage/fsection?opendocument
  20. NHS London Procurement Partnershiphttps://www.lppsourcing.org/procontract/lpp/portal.nsf/vLiveDocs/SD-DEVV-6UGE9Y?OpenDocument&contentid=1.001
  21. Public Power Solutionshttps://www.publicpowersolutionsdps.co.uk/pps/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  22. Sell2Wales – https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Default.aspx
  23. South East IEP Business Portalhttps://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/
  24. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council https://procurement.southend.gov.uk/southend/portal.nsf/index.htm
  25. Supplying 2 NHShttp://www.supplying2nhs.org/
  26. Supplying The South West Procurement Portalhttps://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/
  27. The Chest North West Portalhttps://www.the-chest.org.uk/
  28. UK Hydrographic Office Contracts Portalhttps://ukhocontracts.ukho.gov.uk/procontract/ukho/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  29. University of Bristol Tendershttps://tender.bris.ac.uk/procontract/bristol/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
  30. YORtenderhttps://www.yortender.co.uk/procontract/portal.nsf/vLiveDocs/SD-DEVV-6UGE9Y?OpenDocument&contentid=1.001

 

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