Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Spain

The current guide was elaborated under the activities of the TENDERIO project. TENDERIO project is funded by the COSME program of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 739966) and aims to increase SMEs’ access to public procurement in EU. This guide is addressed to SMEs and to any other economic operator interested in participating in …

What to consider when submitting a financial offer

Arguably, the most substantial part of bidding – what makes (and very often breaks) the deal – is the financial offer submitted by the bidders. Once you are certain you have fulfilled all the requirements needed in order to be eligible to bid and have decided to give bidding a shot, you must very carefully …

Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Lithuania

The current guide was elaborated under the activities of the TENDERIO project. TENDERIO project is funded by the COSME program of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 739966) and aims to increase SMEs’ access to public procurement in EU. This guide is addressed to SMEs and to any other economic operator interested in participating in …

Assessing the quality of government at the regional level using public procurement data

This document has been prepared for the European Commission as part of a series of short papers on regional research and indicators produced by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy (WP 12/2017). Summary Based on previous DIGIWHIST research, we use a unique database of the EU-wide Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) which describes public procurement activities across the whole EU-28 between 2006-2015, …

Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Portugal

The current guide was elaborated under the activities of the TENDERIO project. TENDERIO project is funded by the COSME program of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 739966) and aims to increase SMEs’ access to public procurement in EU. This guide is addressed to SMEs and to any other economic operator interested in participating in …

Things to Consider Before Preparing a Bid Offer

Before taking a plunge into the world of tendering by preparing a bid offer, you should carefully consider and inform yourself upon a number of aspects.  These aspects can be grouped into three parts: administrative requirements, technical requirements and the financial offer. How well you inform yourself and how well you conform to the set-out …

Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Estonia

The current guide was elaborated under the activities of the TENDERIO project. TENDERIO project is funded by the COSME program of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 739966) and aims to increase SMEs’ access to public procurement in EU. This guide is addressed to SMEs and to any other economic operator interested in participating in …

How to get your Invoices to UK Government Departments paid in 30 days

An article by Mike Barnes. The current UK Government policy is for central government to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within 5 days. This is not a legal requirement. Legally suppliers can claim statutory interest for payments made more than 30 days after receipt of the invoice. The contracting authority is obliged to pay invoices …

Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Ireland

  The current guide was elaborated under the activities of the TENDERIO project. The TENDERIO project is funded by the COSME programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 739966) and aims to increase access to public procurement opportunities for SMEs in the EU. This guide is addressed to SMEs and to any other economic …

What can SMEs expect when trading with Japan’s government agencies?

Quite logically, different regions have differing rules and regulations concerning public procurement. While some are more open to international public trading, others pose a number of barriers that make the process a tad more complicated – as is the case in Japan. For the sense of comparison, check out the previous two posts: Public procurement regulation …