Tendering - Nightmare or Opportunity?

Tendering - Nightmare or Opportunity?

Tendering - Nightmare or Opportunity?

Posted: 25/02/2021

At GB Shared, we pride ourselves on being able to bring local tender and framework opportunities to our share members across the Northwest.  We do this with the help of members like councils who share their tender opportunities and of course, our resident bid management specialists, Clarity Procurement.

Last year we delivered over £900 m in public tender opportunities to members inboxes, a number of those members applied for those tenders, some via Clarity Procurement, with some excellent wins for local businesses in electrical, drainage, print and other sectors. However, it's a surprising to us just how many businesses don't apply for tenders, especially when they're more than 'geared up' to deliver these contracts.  

This is where we try to make things easier for you, helping our members to make sourcing and writing applications easier.  If you're a share member who hasn't considered looking at public contracts as an income stream, why not start looking?  We're here to help, with a platform full tenders, up-dated weekly, the ability to have them delivered direct to your inbox and bid writers on hand to support your application and pre-qualification process, why would you not?

Here's a sneak preview of an upcoming local framework covering a range of trade & construction industries:

There is a straight forward process to signing up, it is less about your specific capability, more about have you got the policies and processes to be considered.

Access and security control systems

Architectural and design features

Asbestos removal

Asbestos testing



Bulk excavation and removal

Ceilings and partitions


Cladding systems


Cleaning services

Core drilling and specialist cutting

Damp proofing


Adaptation equipment

Disabled adaptations

Electrical compliance

Electrical works

Internal and external doors

Fencing and gates

Fire protection works


General builder, brickwork and masonry works

Hard landscaping


Joinery works


Mastic and sealant works

Mechanical works

Metal form work

Metal work

Modular units

Plant / machinery and site accommodation

Painting, decorating and cyclical works

Piling works

Plastering works

Plumbing and heating works

Pre cast concrete

Ground remediation

Roofing and roofline works

Safety equipment



Site clearance, ground works and drainage works

Soft landscaping and gardening works

Specialist works / services

Structural steel works

Testing and commissioning


Timber frame construction / components

Utilities and services


Pest control services

Site security services

Minor and incidental building works

If this has got you thinking about exploring tender opportunities, then get in touch!