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Need advice on your account, about a tender, or about bidding, then just
call us on 01858 455 243 or email us here.

Snap Edition Ltd
Unit 3
Fernie House
Fernie Road
Market Harborough
LE16 7PH.

FAQs


We’re a full service tenders company – we don’t just send tender alerts and leave you to it. We also provide expert support on identifying the best tender opportunities and creating great bids.

With Snap Edition you get all of your tenders from just one source. Our researchers review over 800 UK public sector tender portals every day to secure all available tender opportunities for our members – especially lower value and regional tenders that are often of interest to SMEs.

It’s quick and easy to create your own customised tenders profile. There are over 9000 official tender categories (CPV Codes). Our advanced matching system allows you to find the right categories for your business using keyword or industry searches. Every time a new matching tender is released we’ll notify you immediately by email.
When you’ve created your Free Trial account just go to MY TENDERS > 12 MONTHS TENDERS and you’ll see the results for every tender matching your chosen tender categories published in the last 12 months. No two periods are exactly the same of course – but you’ll get a clear indication of the tenders you will receive.
Over 4000 UK public sector bodies issue tenders including 500+ Councils, Utility Companies (water, gas, electricity), NHS, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Primary Care trusts, BBC, Post Office, Educational Bodies (schools, colleges, universities), Housing Associations, Museums & Art Galleries, Public Transport, Financial Institutions, Police, MOD, Prison Service, Fire Brigades, Charities. These organisations are all legally required to procure products and services via tenders (excluding very low value items).

Between them – these organisations issue around 70,000 tenders every year.

Above-threshold tenders are published via OJEU and in addition the UK public sector uses over 800 tenders portals to publish their tenders. Our researchers review these portals every day so you don’t have to ! You get all available tenders from just one source.
When you create your account our database will automatically add all matching tenders. We’ll also alert you by email the moment any new matching tenders have been added to your account. You can login to your account anytime to view all of your tenders.
Yes – we understand that some smaller businesses only require tenders for their local area. Members can opt to receive tenders from any combination of 10 UK regions.
Yes – we publish many lower value tenders in addition to above-threshold tenders.
The UK public sector publishes over 70,000 tenders every year to procure a huge range of products and services. Public sector organisations pay promptly and often publish tenders for contracts lasting 1-2 years. We can supply tenders in over 9000 different categories – so there are sure to be excellent tender opportunities for your business.
Contract Award Notices report which company has won a tender. Many Members like to receive Contract Award Notices because of the excellent subcontracting opportunities they provide eg with the company which has won the tender. For example, if your company supplies heating systems you might choose to receive Contract Award Notices for construction projects in order to seek to supply the heating systems required on the projects.
CPV (Common Procurement Vocabulary) numbers have been developed by the European Union to help procurement personnel in public sector classify their contract notices and make it easier for suppliers to find the right Tenders. Every OJEU Tender has a CPV code number. We also refer to CPV Codes as Tender categories.
Yes – expert Bid Help & Advice is included– call us on 01858 455243 with any query on tenders or tendering. Here are just a few examples of questions we’ve recently been asked !

  • What is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) ?
  • What is an Expression Of Interest ?
  • Can more than one person in our company access my account ?
  • What are CPV Codes ?
  • I don’t understand a question in the PQQ – what does it mean ?
  • Something isn’t very clear in the tender specification – am I allowed to ask the buyer for clarification ?
  • We’ve only been trading for 18 months – is it worth bidding now or should we wait ?
Yes – you can choose from 10 UK regions. Choose just one region or any combination of regions – whatever suits your business.
Yes you do. The Government has stipulated that all UK public sector bodies should award a minimum of 25% of their tenders to SMEs and Micro businesses. Furthermore, many local authorities have made a specific pledge to increase their business with SMEs because they recognise the innovation and increased local employment that SMEs can bring. Many tenders these days even state they are SME Friendly.
The first step is to express your interest with the public sector body that has issued the tender. This doesn’t commit you to bidding for the tender but will allow you to obtain the full tender documentation. You will then have all of the information you need to decide whether or not to bid.
To express your interest you need to follow the instructions in the tender advert (contract notice).
Quite simply a professional writer will produce a bid that is much more likely to be successful. All of our writers have backgrounds in public sector procurement and understand what buyers are looking for from a successful bid – particularly how to create high scoring responses to crucial non-core questions. Also – the average bid document (PQQ or ITT) takes 2-3 days to complete so using a professional writer will save you a huge amount of time.