1. Overview

You can search for opportunities to sell goods or services to the public sector through any of the following:

  • the Digital Marketplace, where you can sell digital services through the G-Cloud framework
  • the Contracts Finder, which includes information about upcoming and ‘closed’ opportunities since 2010

You can also find public sector contracts in other ways, eg through approved supplier lists and industry resources.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own dedicated public sector procurement websites.

You can also find out about opportunities by:

Approved supplier lists

Many public sector organisations keep lists of potential suppliers for certain types of work, particularly low-value contracts. Contact your local council or go direct to the organisation.

The construction industry

Many public sector buyers use Constructionline to publish contract opportunities.

You’ll have to pay to register on Constructionline. Fees are on a sliding scale, depending on the size of your firm, and begin at £90 per year.