Public Tender Procedures

Since we have covered the most important aspects of bid preparation in the previous posts, we can now turn to the different types of tender procedures. That’s right – not every tender contract is agreed upon in the same way. Here, we will discuss the three types of tender procedures that exist: negotiated procedure, open …

Pros and cons of doing business with governments

In the previous blogs we have discussed what public procurement is, as well as various rules and aspects that apply to the whole process. But what are the actual advantages and disadvantages of doing business with a government entity? The first and foremost positive aspect is that in the majority of nations, government offices and …

What can you do when you run into language barriers?

Participation in international public procurement opens up doors to many opportunities – you can venture into new markets, expand your operations, and establish new partnerships. However, it also often leads to certain barriers – the most common of which is the language barrier. Logically, each public agency will always publish a tender in their native …

How to fill in tender documents?

You have found an interesting bid, you fulfill the set requirements and are eligible to bid, and have possibly found a partner – now it’s time to fill out and submit the actual documents! But what exactly do you do, and how? Filling out tender documentation in itself is a tedious step, which requires you …

Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Greece

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 …

Finding a partner to a consortium

What options do you have if you come across an interesting tender, yet you do not comply with all the requirements set out in the tender notice? Or, maybe you don’t quite have the ability to carry out the full terms of the contract. The answer is simple: find yourself a partner! Deciding to find …

Guide to country specific elements on public procurement: Latvia

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 …

Cities and regions boosting innovation in waste sector with ACR+

A PPI4WASTE news. The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of cities and regions that has been facilitating the exchange of information and best practices on material resource management, following the multi-R approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and more), and this since 1994. The network gathers almost …

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 …