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Interoperate with

More than 100,000 businesses have taken the opportunity to access and potentially win lower-value government contracts since was launched in June 2006. As the site continues to grow are very keen to invite public sector buyers and business support organisations to join our interoperability programme, thereby helping to attain its objective of being the first port of call for accessing lower-value contract opportunities.

Benefits of Interoperability

By interoperating with, public sector buyers can demonstrate their compliance with EU legislation on lower-value contract opportunities. Furthermore, the interoperability programme can offer buyers better value and simpler procurement solutions, allowing public sector organisations to benefit from being able to source a diverse range of competitive suppliers, thus reducing the time and effort taken to complete the procurement process. does not aim to reinvent the procurement process, but centralise the visibility and accessibility for suppliers whilst supplementing existing advertising activity and automating the process of publishing contracts for buyers.

The interoperability programme also allows trade associations and business support networks to support the small business community. By publishing information on your organisationís website and promoting the service to your network of members, you will be assisting small businesses to access contract opportunities from the wider public sector, providing them with a route to ensure continued growth through uncertain economic times. Interoperability Programme

Interoperability with the portal can take place at varying levels depending on the requirements of the prospective partner.

The interoperability programme begins with reciprocal links between and a partner website. Please follow the instructions below to become an interoperability partner today.

Become an Interoperability Partner

Ensure your members are aware that you support the initiative by including the logo and a description of the lower-value contract opportunity alert service on your website.

Complete the details below (your details are only used to track links to our website and are not used for any other purpose) and select your preferred size of banner. A confirmation email will then be sent to you including your selected banner, html code to paste into your site and a description of the service for publication on your website.


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Terms & Conditions

The above banner links are provided atís absolute discretion and may be altered, or removed from your site, by us, at any time. banners may not be used as a method of creating an unauthorised association between your organisation, business, goods or services and Banner links should always be displayed in a proportionate manner.

By clicking 'Send' you agree to our Terms & Conditions.