About (the publication of) tenders

A tender is a document which specifies the need for the purchase of goods, services and works by a relevant buying organisation.

In other words: an organisation announces publicly that it wants to purchase something with the goal of receiving offers.

It depends on each individual country: while there are countries where 100 % of public tenders are published on one (governmental) platform (e.g. Chile), there are others like Spain or Czech Republic with approx. 10,000 different sources. In average, however, we monitor 3,000 sources every day per country where we have local offices.

A common publication situation includes one platform of the federal government, regional platforms or newspapers as well as a big number of websites of public entities, utility companies, universities, hospitals etc.

Tenders above the EU threshold are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

If public tenders are of high importance to your business, a professional tender information service is a must-have. It will bring you many tender opportunities that you wouldn’t find yourself – at a fraction of the cost for researching. However, make sure that your preferred service focuses on local / national tenders and not only on OJEU tenders!

If you are tendering only once in a while, depending on your time or the season of the year, or if you are informed by some relevant authorities about new tenders, you might live without a tender alert service. However, you will get a lot of insight into your industry and your competitors by using a service like ours which will help you when preparing a bid for a tender. Furthermore, you will learn how many interesting tenders there are available for you which helps you adjust your business strategy.

Please take a look at our downloads / further resources section. You can find how-to-guides, legal documents and more.

About Tender Service Group

Depends on your country ;-)

Seriously, Tender Service Group is interested in further geographic expansion. We are open for suggestions and possible partnerships when developing a new market.

About local Tender Service platforms

We provide tender information via our local platforms only. Therefore, please click on the respective country on our homepage and follow the link to our local service.
We don't have a fully English platform but an English version of our German platform. Please have a look if this helps you.
Yes, we already provide tenders from various countries that are interesting to our customers but where we don't have an office:
  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova and Montenegro.
  • European Union: tenders from all countries that are published in OJEU, plus local tenders from Portugal.

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