Everything you need to know about tendering

About Tendermatch – a BiP Solutions Service

Welcome to tendermatch.co.uk. Whether you have never tendered before or are an expert in public sector contracting – we have a solution for you. We are part of the BiP Family – meaning we have over 35 years experience in public sector procurement. Throughout our time, we’ve learned and developed products and services to ensure you never miss a tender opportunity – whether you are a SME or large corporation! Read on to learn more about tendering and the solutions we provide!

What is a tender?

A tender is a contract opportunity that has been published by a public sector entity and is currently open for suppliers to bid on.

What sort of contracts do the public sector publish?

Public sector tenders encompass almost all types of product and service from cleaning services and suppliers right through to tanks and helicopters.

Where can I find public sector contracts?

Public sector contracts are published across a variety of websites and portals depending on the contract value and the organisation publishing. Signing up to each of these portals and monitoring them can be rather time consuming and inefficient – especially as many of them do not have the ability to alert you when new contracts you are interested in are published!

Find your tender match solution

To this end, we recommend using a tender alert & business intelligence tool – our solutions are the biggest in the UK – collating contracts from over 3,000 different portals and offering personalised alerts to tell you when a relevant contract appears for you.

We have a range of solutions tailored to suit all business whether you are a sole trader or a multinational corporation.  Browse the statements below that best applies to you – and we’ll match you with the right tender tool!


Never worked with the public sector before? Supply2Gov is perfect for those new to tendering. Supply2Gov is the UK’s leading tender alerts service, which can help you find your feet in the public procurement market. With free access to opportunities from a local area of your choice and the Tender Ready Toolkit as standard, S2G gives you everything that you need to get started with your procurement journey. Find out more >


Never worked with the Defence sector before? Supply2Defence is perfect for those new to tendering. Supply2Defence’s dedicated research team finds the latest opportunities from more than 3,000 sources, including low-value tenders that don’t appear in the OJEU, publishing more contracts and awards than anywhere else! Supply2Defence provides free access to all UK MOD and blue light notices and awards as standard. Find out more > 

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Interested in working with the defence sector? Defence Contracts International is perfect for those looking to gain a competitive advantage while tendering in this lucrative market. As the world’s leading global defence business intelligence solution, DCI provides precision market intelligence and contract insight that allows businesses to unleash their potential across defence, security, emergency services and related sectors. Find out more >

Already working with the public sector? Tracker is perfect for those looking to grow their share of the market. With public and private sector contract opportunities and awards, market intelligence, spend analysis and market leads online at the click of a button, you can stay one step ahead of your competitors and get personalised support to grow your business with Tracker. Spend time winning business, not finding it! Find out more >


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