New Contracts Finder service
Find public sector procurement tender and contract documents
The Prime Minister launched Contracts Finder on 11 February 2011. At the launch event at the Treasury in London, the PM said the Government was determined to make government procurement “more welcoming” for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Government's goal, he said, is to ensure that at least a 25 percent share of government contracts end up awarded to SMEs. You can find details of the announcement on the Number10 website - Opens in a new window.
Contracts Finder is a free new service for businesses, central government buyers and the public. It is now the main source of government procurement opportunities with a value greater than £10,000. You can also use Contracts Finder to access and search for closed tender and contract documentation published by central government departments and agencies.
This service is one of several practical measures that government has taken to become more open and transparent, so that it can be held to account and deliver better value for money.
To find out what you can do with Contracts Finder, see our guide on how to find government opportunities, tenders and contracts on Contracts Finder.
For more guidance on contract work and public sector procurement, you can see these guides in our Grow your business theme:
- Overview of selling to government
- Tender for a contract
- Price lists, estimates, quotations and tenders
- Tendering for public-sector contracts in Europe
- Tender for London 2012 Olympic Games contracts