Small firm looking for government contracts? Look no further...

If you reckon winning a government contract could work wonders for your business, it’s probably worth your while checking out the government’s website.

It offers a database of thousands of government contracts on offer to small businesses who want to supply to the public sector. If you can’t be bothered to spend hours searching the database daily, you can opt in to daily email alerts for relevant tenders in your chosen area as and when they come up. If you see something tempting, you can then make your application, receive all the right documents and make your tender.

Registration is free, and in case you were familiar with any time last year, we’ve been assured that a new friendlier and just generally better user interface has made it all easier and, well, just generally better to use.

Shall we hear what Peter Mandelson has to say about the site? May as well, eh: “Every year the government spends many billions of pounds on public sector contracts. It is vital that we actively help small and medium sized companies take advantage of these business opportunities. In the current economic climate this is more important than ever. The website is a crucial tool for this.

"SMEs often have smaller overheads, local knowledge and great flexibility. Often they can offer the public sector better value for money than big business".

Thanks Peter. Over to you guys.

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