Tendering Contracts

A large umber of tender opportunities exist across Edinburgh and Scotland. There are a number of portals that provide suppliers with access to essential information on contract opportunities.

Public Contracts Scotland

If you’re interested in Public Sector tender opportunities across Edinburgh and Scotland please visit Public Contracts Scotland. There you will find details of contract opportunities from Scottish Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, Higher and Further Education and the Emergency Services. You can also register for alerts so you’re notified when relevant tenders are posted on to the site. 

Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)

Larger contracts and European contracts can be found within OJEU. Around 2500 new notices are advertised on OJEU every week - these include invitations to tender, prior information notices, qualification systems and contract award notices. Purchasing Authorities can use the eProcurement portal, myTenders to publish OJEU and lower value tenders.

The Official Journal comprises three series:

  • The L Series contains EU legislation including regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions.
  • The C Series contains EU information and notices including the judgments of the European Courts, calls for expressions of interest for EU programmes and projects; public contracts for food aid; etc.
  • The S series contains invitations to tender for the following: Contracts for works, supplies and services from public sector organizations in all EU Member States; Contracts from utility companies operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors;

All three series of the OJEU are published every working day (5 days a week). Approximately 160,000 invitations to tender are published each year, of which more than 14,000 are from the UK or Ireland.

The Publications Office of the European Union is responsible for the production of the OJEU.

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