In an effort to help small businesses win public sector contracts, the Government has set up a new website

You can register for free and receive details of tendering opportunities for your particular industrial sector within a certain geographical area.  (For a small fee, you can register to receive details from other parts of the U.K. as well).

Its part of the Business Link (click on my “Home” tab and in the right-hand toolbar you’ll see a link to their website), or alternatively go straight to

It’s a good website and it covers a wide range of industrial sectors.   Customise your feed/search to be as specific or as generic as you want, and receive alerts by email.

A very good initiative for small businesses, particularly in view of the impending Olympic Games in 2012.  Let’s hope that local councils and local government use it as widely as possible.

Check it out and get yourself registered as soon as possible.