Countdown under way to launch of UK’s new Find a Tender Service (FTS)


Anyone who follows our blogs may remember that a short while ago we discussed what tendering was likely to look like in a post-Brexit UK.

As of 1 January 2021, the UK tender opportunities will no longer appear on TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) – the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). 

It has now been officially announced that from 11pm on New Year’s Eve, UK tender opportunities will appear on the new Find a Tender Service (FTS).

How will Find a Tender Service (FTS) work?

The service will be free to use and existing Contracts Finder account holders have been reassured that they will be able to use their current login credentials on FTS.

FTS will also work alongside existing UK procurement portals such as:

What should I do with bids already started on OJEU/TED?

Any procurements that were started on OJEU/TED before the end of the Brexit transition period will also need to be concluded on OJEU/TED.

Can I still apply for contracts in the EU post-Brexit?

UK businesses will still be able to access the billions of pounds worth of public sector contract opportunities in the EU via OJEU/TED post-Brexit.

Where can I turn for help with tendering?

At K Low Consulting we know that for many businesses change of any kind can be daunting so if you need help to negotiate the new ways of bidding for contracts in a post-Brexit world our team of experts is here to help you.

Why use K Low Consulting?

Our specialist contract strategy and growth consultancy helps businesses to optimise their contract growth resource and create winning bids.

We work within healthcare, social care and other specialist areas such as education and debt recovery. You can trust us because our approaches and processes ensure that our bids are of the highest quality, to win contracts that align with your organisation’s strategic growth goals. Every bid we write is synonymous with best-practice methodology from insight gained from thousands of cycles of learning.

During the last 12 months we have secured an incredible 100% success rate in writing and managing recruitment bids and a 92% win rate overall.

If you want to get your post-Brexit tendering off to a great start, get in touch with us today to see how we can assist you with your commercial bid writing.

Contact or give us a call on 0330 133 1041.


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